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UK court sets Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's US extradition hearing for February 2020

Assange, 47, faces 18 counts in the US including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law.

Jun 14, 2019, 17:32 PM IST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering from 'psychological torture': UN rights expert

Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer Gareth Peirce told Reuters.

May 31, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

 It was begun in 2010 but dropped in 2017 after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. 

May 20, 2019, 13:46 PM IST

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he does not want to be extradited to US

The case was adjourned until May 30 for a procedural hearing with a more substantial hearing planned for June 12

May 02, 2019, 16:19 PM IST

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in British jail for skipping bail

Judge Deborah Taylor said Assange had exploited his privileged position to flout the law and express his disdain for British justice.

May 01, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

WikiLeaks: After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Julian Assange's citizenship

Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange`s citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilise the Andean nation`s government, after years of offering him shelter.

Apr 13, 2019, 05:18 AM IST

After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's citizenship

Assange`s Ecuadorean citizenship was suspended on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia told reporters. 

Apr 13, 2019, 00:16 AM IST

Explainer: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London after seven-year refuge in embassy

The computer hacker faces the prospect of extradition to the United States. 

Apr 11, 2019, 22:16 PM IST

US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy

Assange, arrested by British police in London and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy there, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison on the American charges, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

Apr 11, 2019, 19:12 PM IST

US seeks extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

"This is an extradition warrant under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as possible."

Apr 11, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy

"Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador," police said.

Apr 11, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

Ecuador denies it will imminently expel Assange from embassy

Assange was "prepared" for expulsion from the building, a British friend of his said on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Ecuadorean president says Assange violated asylum terms: local media

Assange took refuge in Ecuador`s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation. 

Apr 02, 2019, 23:09 PM IST

Russians tried to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange escape from London embassy hideout: Report

The 47-year-old Assange remains in hiding in a back room of the central London building six years after losing a legal battle against extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and sexual assault. 

Sep 22, 2018, 16:21 PM IST

Julian Assange considering offer to appear before US Senate committee

"The US Senate Select Committee request confirms their interest in hearing from Assange," lawyer Jennifer Robinson said in a statement. 

Aug 09, 2018, 19:23 PM IST

Explainer: Could Julian Assange be on brink of freedom?

A London court will rule on Tuesday whether it would be in the interests of justice to pursue action against WikiLeaks` founder Julian Assange for failing to surrender to bail back in 2012.

Feb 13, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

Julian Assange loses bid to get UK arrest warrant dropped

The 46-year-old, Assange has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than five years because he fears extradition to the US.

Feb 06, 2018, 22:06 PM IST

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Julian Assange has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years

Jan 11, 2018, 22:25 PM IST

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

A British court issued an arrest warrant for Assange when he failed to surrender to the court on June 29, 2012, and the Metropolitan Police Service is compelled to execute that warrant, the London police said in May. 

Jun 23, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Assange hails victory after Sweden drops probe, says prepared to end impasse

Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation.

May 19, 2017, 22:38 PM IST