Julian Assange Hopes New Information Filed in Swedish Court Next Week Will Remove Arrest Warrant

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:25 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuador Embassy in the United Kingdom for two years. To mark the anniversary, his legal defense team is making a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Commission intervene in the case. His legal defense team is also planning to make a filing in Swedish [...]

Former Swedish Prosecutor Urges Termination of Julian Assange Case

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 7:28 pm

(update below) A former Swedish prosecutor has written an op-ed for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he suggests the country’s office in charge of pursuing the case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange terminate it entirely. Rolf Hillegren urges the Prosecutor General to reverse the decision to reopen the investigation, revoke the detention order and withdraw [...]

With Speech, Assange Marks Six Months Since He Took Refuge in Ecuadorean Embassy

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Marking six months since he made the Ecuadorean embassy in London his home, WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange gave an address on the balcony. He strode out on to the balcony, decorated with a Christmas garland and lights. The first thing he said was, “What a sight for sore eyes.” Then he said, “People [...]

Lawyers for Julian Assange & WikiLeaks Seek Details on Justice Department’s Criminal Investigation

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Lawyers for WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting further information on the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Assange and WikiLeaks. Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, counsel to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) write, “In light of recent reports suggesting the [...]

Assange Addresses UN Members, Lambasts Obama’s UN Address for Rewriting History

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:27 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange addressed members of the United Nations at an event with Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Center for Constitutional Rights legal director Baher Azmy. He spoke to members on the current status of his asylum case and how the United States currently is engaged in a wide investigation into members of [...]

Julian Assange to Address United Nations Members (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:03 pm

UPDATE – 8:00 PM EST: Assange’s address concluded. I’ll have a post on his address soon. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will address the United Nations on the status of his asylum case within the hour via satellite from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Baher Azmy, legal director for the [...]

Julian Assange on Sweden, Persecution of WikiLeaks & Decay of Rule of Law

By: Friday August 31, 2012 3:27 pm

Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange around two weeks ago. He remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for over two months. He delivered a speech expressing gratitude to Ecuador, Latin America and his supporters days after the decision was announced by Ecuador. Assange also highlighted the [...]

Assange Accuser Named by Former British Ambassador on BBC Show

By: Monday August 20, 2012 10:10 pm

Rape victims, according to the BBC, are “legally entitled to anonymity for life.” One can be arrested in the United Kingdom for naming rape victims in tweets. There is an understandable and generally accepted rule in not just the British media, but also in the United States media that one does not name rape victims [...]

Julian Assange vs. ‘The Free World’

By: Monday August 20, 2012 6:10 pm

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief who was granted asylum by Ecuador, delivered a speech from a balcony on the embassy building on August 19. It was a speech where he expressed immense gratitude to Ecuador, Latin American countries, the Ecuador embassy staff, supporters who had demonstrated outside the embassy, his supporters all over the world, WikiLeaks [...]

Former British Ambassador Craig Murray: ‘We Need Whistleblowers Now More Than Ever’

By: Sunday August 19, 2012 1:18 pm

Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a whistleblower, delivered a speech in support of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange just before Assange gave his speech from the balcony of the Ecuador embassy in London. “We should not foreget what this is about,” he began. “This is about the persecution of an individual who [...]

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