Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...

Ecuadoran leader says Sweden to grill Assange 'soon' at London mission

Jan 21, 2016

Ecuadoran leader says Sweden to grill Assange 'soon' at London mission

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face questions from Swedish prosecutors “in the coming days” at his hideout in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, Ecuador President Rafael Correa said Wednesday. Correa did not give a date for the interrogation over a 2010 rape allegation, which ...

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Oct 15, 2015

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Britain has refused Ecuador’s request to give Julian Assange safe passage for a medical checkup after he experienced a sharp pain in his right shoulder, Quito’s top diplomat said Wednesday. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since ...

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

Jul 4, 2015

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s ...

Apr 17, 2015

WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive on Thursday. It is the latest blow for the entertainment and technology company ...

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Mar 14, 2015

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn’t mean the anti-secrecy activist will soon be ...