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Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday. Prosecutors revealed the existence of the sealed indictment inadvertently in a court filing in an unrelated case, WikiLeaks said. The exact nature of the charges against Assange was not immediately known. "Scoop: US Department of Justice 'accidentally' reveals existence of sealed charges (or a draft for them) against WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange in…

Belongings of missing WikiLeaks worker found at sea

OSLO: Norwegian police have found belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate Arjen Kamphuis at sea in northern Norway more than three weeks after he disappeared. The Dutch cybersecurity expert has been missing since Aug. 20, when he left his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodoe, where he had been on holiday. The belongings were found by a man out fishing on Tuesday in an area to the east of Bodoe. “Due to the ongoing investigation the police do not at this time wish to release any information about which…

Assange loses new bid to cancel English arrest warrant

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday lost his legal battle to overturn an English arrest warrant against him, and with it his hopes of freely leaving Ecuador's London embassy, where he has been holed up since 2012. At Westminster Magistrates Court in the British capital, judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected his lawyers' argument that upholding the warrant was no longer in the public interest. "Arrest is a proportionate response even though Mr Assange has restricted his own freedom for a number of years," she…

UK court keeps Assange arrest warrant in place

LONDON: A British court on Tuesday ruled to keep in place an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, thwarting a bid that could have paved the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has spent the last five and a half years. "I'm not persuaded that the warrant should be withdrawn," judge Emma Arbuthnot said in criminal court in London, reading out her decision. But Arbuthnot was still considering a further application from Assange's lawyers that the arrest warrant be scrapped on…

Julian Assange embassy stay dangerous to health

LONDON: The ongoing six-year confinement of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London's Ecuadorian embassy is dangerous to his physical and mental health, according to new clinical assessments. A pair of doctors reached the verdict after spending 20 hours over three days in October performing "a comprehensive physical and psychological evaluation" of Assange, The Guardian reported Wednesday. "While the results of the evaluation are protected by doctor-patient confidentiality, it is our professional opinion that his…

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

QUITO/LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was "naturalized" as an Ecuadorean on Dec. 12, at his request, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that she was seeking a "dignified" solution to his situation with Britain. Britain said earlier on Thursday it had refused a request by Ecuador for Assange to be given diplomatic status, a spokesman for Britain’s Foreign Office said. Assange has been holed up for more than five years in the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he was granted asylum in 2012 to…

Fired Google engineer gets job offer from WikiLeaks publisher

CALIFORNIA: The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company's diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on sexism, drawing scorn, cheers and even a job offer on Tuesday from WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. James Damore confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that the company was hostile to conservative viewpoints shaped by a flawed left-wing ideology. 1/ Censorship is for losers. @WikiLeaks is offering a job to fired…

Where now for Julian Assange?

LONDON: Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths. Swedish prosecutors said Friday that they were dropping a rape investigation into Assange because there was no reason to believe he would be brought to Sweden in the foreseeable future. Assange hailed a "victory" and said his lawyers were now seeking a "dialogue" with British authorities about his future…

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

PARIS: WikiLeaks has made global headlines for 10 years by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide but also raising fears that the revelations may have put lives in danger. Its controversial founder Julian Assange, holed up since 2012 in the Ecuadoran embassy in London to avoid extradition over rape allegations, has also polarised opinion on the group. Here are five things to know about WikiLeaks as it marks its 10-year anniversary. 10 million leaks While the WikiLeaks website was…