Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012. “Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation ...

/ Feb 23, 2017

Ecuador to hold runoff in tense presidential vote

Ecuador will hold a runoff presidential election in April after a hard fought and inconclusive first round, the electoral commission said Wednesday. The voting is being watched closely to see if oil-producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist-run country in Latin America to shift ...

Assange agrees to extradition if U.S. releases whistleblower

Jan 13, 2017

Assange agrees to extradition if U.S. releases whistleblower

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking documents, the company said on Thursday. “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to ...

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

/ Jan 8, 2017

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

Accusations that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website’s founder, Julian Assange. A report from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released Friday accuses Russian ...

WikiLeaks says Assange's internet link 'severed' by Ecuador

Oct 18, 2016

WikiLeaks says Assange's internet link 'severed' by Ecuador

WikiLeaks has blamed Ecuador for cutting off founder Julian Assange’s internet access while he is holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and while his group is releasing thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Assange has been at the embassy for ...