Extradition hearing for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to be split into two parts

Following applications from Assange’s legal team and lawyers representing the United States, Judge Vanessa Baraitser at Westminster Magistrates` Court agreed that his extradition hearing would start on Feb. 24 for a week, with the remaining three weeks taking place from May 18.

Jan 23, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs time to speak to lawyer, court told

The United States wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradited to face 18 charges including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law.

Jan 13, 2020, 19:41 PM IST

Julian Assange 'could die in prison' without urgent medical treatment, warn doctors

The letter addressed to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, was distributed by WikiLeaks on Monday, the Hill reported. Assange is currently serving a 50 weeks imprisonment sentence in UK`s Belmarsh prison for skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Nov 26, 2019, 08:21 AM IST

Sweden drops Wikileaks founder Julian Assange rape probe after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London`s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.

Nov 19, 2019, 23:32 PM IST

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

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: 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

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

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

NYT, Washington Post, CNN and Time: Donald Trump announces 'fake news' award

'The New York Times' has been named as the winner of the 'Fake News Award'.

Jan 18, 2018, 08:29 AM 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

Hillary Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Donald Trump tape

Hillary Clinton today accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Oct 16, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

Wikileaks says 'CIA can access Aadhaar database', government denies claim

WikiLeaks published documents that claims the United State's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using specific tools to secretly collect Aadhaar data

Aug 26, 2017, 07:56 AM IST