About: Julian Assange

Global Europe 05-01-2021

Assange ‘free to return home’ once legal challenges over, Australia PM says

Julian Assange is “free to return home” to Australia once legal challenges against him are dealt with, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, after a UK court denied a request to extradite the Wikileaks founder to the United States.
Global Europe 04-01-2021

UK judge rejects US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British judge ruled on Monday (4 January) that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking a spying law and conspiring to obtain secret US documents by hacking government computers.
Global Europe 20-02-2020

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats’ emails: lawyer

US President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday (19 February).
Politics 17-04-2019

European Parliament backs rules to protect whistleblowers

The European Parliament on Tuesday (17 April) overwhelmingly voted for rules aimed at protecting whistleblowers from reprisals following corporate scandals such as Dieselgate and Cambridge Analytica.
Global Europe 11-04-2019

US issue extradition request as Assange is arrested after seven-year asylum

The US justice department has issued an extradition request for the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after he was arrested by British authorities on Thursday (11 April). The arrest followed a decision by the Ecuadorean embassy to revoke his seven-year asylum status.
Data protection 26-10-2018

Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange – foreign minister

Ecuador does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks over his situation as an asylee in the South American country’s London embassy, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday (23 October).