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Julian Assange


Julian Assange is an Australian publisher, journalist, software developer and Internet activist. He is the founder of whistle blower site WikiLeaks and is also the spokesperson and editor in chief.

Refuge at Ecuador embassy

Julian Assange is alleged to have committed sexual assaults in Sweden. He has moved to United Kingdom and then while on bail, took refuge in the Ecuador embassy in London. Assange is facing extradition to Sweden.

Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange. The decision arrived two months after filing formal asylum request. However, Britain has warned Ecuador to handover Assange. Assange issued his first public statement since entering the Ecuador embassy on August 19, 2012.

The Ecuador has confirmed on 26 September 2012, that it is prepared to give refuge to Julian Assange for years till it completes the negotiations on his future with Britain and Sweden. Meanwhile, Assange has called on the United States to halt its persecution of WikiLeaks.

Accuses US for making political gain by exploiting Arab Spring revolutions

Assange accused the US President of exploiting the Arab Spring revolutions for political gain. He addressed a group of diplomats at the UN through a satellite videolink on September 27, 2012 and said that it was audacious for the American government to take credit for the last two years of programmes made in Arab.

Assange's bail sureties ordered to pay

The supporters of Julian Assange who stood bail sureties for him were ordered to pay thousands of pounds each after the police said that Assange has breached the conditions of bail by seeking refugee at the Ecuadorian embassy. The nine supporters and friends of Assange will have to pay £93,500 by 6 November 2012, ruled the Westminister Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle on 8 October 2012. While noting that the sureties acted in good faith, the judge ruled that they failed in their basic duty.

  • Tricia David - £10,000
  • Caroline Evans - £15,000
  • Joseph Farrell - £3,500
  • Sarah Harrison - £3,500
  • Phillip Knightley - £15,000
  • Sarah Saunders - £12,000
  • Vaughan Smith - £12,000
  • John Sulston - £15,000
  • Tracy Worcester - £7,500

Julian Assange in News

DEBATE: The Nuclear Deal With Iran Won't Make the World a Safer Place
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 02, 2015) - Intelligence Squared hosts this major debate November 2nd at the Emmanuel Centre in London

Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx Return to Stage via Hologram USA
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - October 23, 2015) - Comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx will be recreated for 21st Century audiences, Hologram USA CEO Alki David and Samantha Chang, Director of Licensing of CMG Worldwide announced today. Hologram USA will use its patented technology to create the holograms with the help and approval of CMG

Whitney Houston Returns via Hologram USA, Streaming Live on FilmOn
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - September 11, 2015) - A partnership to bring back beloved singer and actress Whitney Houston to her massive worldwide audience via hologram in 2016 was announced today by Hologram USA and Pat Houston, President of the Whitney Houston Estate. Greek billionaire Alki David's Hologram USA will create the hologram with the help and approval of the Estate

Julian Assange Arrives in Nantucket via Hologram USA
NANTUCKET, MA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2014) - Julian Assange, who has been hiding out at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over two years -- avoiding extradition to Sweden and possible prosecution in other countries for his involvement in spreading classified government and military documents over the Internet via WikiLeaks -- made his virtual escape today to the United States.

Likter App Keeps Austinites in the Know
One of the best parts of living in Austin is the plethora of events and shows, but keeping track of it all can be daunting. Likter, a new app for Android, iPhone, and desktop, allows users to post news and information as they see it, directly onto a map for other users to see and read about

Production Begins on DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks Project “The Fifth Estate”
Principal photography has begun on the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate,” it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios

Assange can stay at its embassy in London indefinitely says Ecuador
Ecuador president Rafael Correa wants UK to withdraw its threat to raid its embassy

Sweden unlikely to extradite Assange to US, says Australia
Sweden says they haven't received any extradition requests for Assange from the US

Julian Assange likely to be granted asylum
Assange has been in the London embassy since June

WikiLeaks begin publishing 'The Syria Files'
WikiLeaks says it has over two million emails of the Syrian government from August 2006 to March 2012

Oz Foreign Minister confident 'US will not seek to extradite Assange'
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said the United States is not interested in extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange to remain in Ecuadorian Embassy after 'declining' police surrender order
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will ignore a British Police order to surrender himself after breaching his bail conditions by continuing his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy, his representative has said.

Assange 'almost certainly' will not report to London police station
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that he almost certainly will not report to a police station after being served with an extradition notice.

Assange ordered to present himself before London police station tomorrow
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been ordered to present himself to a London police station tomorrow, sources have revealed.

Ecuador lawyers reviewing legal, political implications of Assange's asylum bid
Ecuador's Foreign Minister has said that government lawyers are studying the political and legal implications of granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

No US 'indication' of extraditing Assange, says Oz FM
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said that the US Government has given no indication over wanting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited.

Assange could spend 'years' holed up in Ecuadorian Embassy in asylum bid, says expert
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could spend years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy as his bid for asylum could take 'a long time to resolve,' an expert has said.

Assange says he sought Ecuador asylum after being 'abandoned' by Australia
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that he has sought refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his own country, Australia, had abandoned him.

Ecuador recalls UK envoy to discuss Assange's asylum bid
Ecuador has recalled his ambassador to the UK in order to discuss the case of Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in their diplomatic mission in London.

Jemima Khan 'wants Julian Assange to confront rape allegations'
One of Julian Assange's most prominent supporters, Jemima Khan, has said she would like to see the WikiLeaks founder confront the rape allegations made against him by two Swedish women.

Oz Senate urges Gillard to provide Assange 'highest possible level of consular support'
The Australian Senate has urged Prime Minister Julia Gillard to make sure that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is provided with the highest possible level of consular support.

Assange celeb backers facing 240k pounds bill for bail breach
Some of Julian Assange's most prominent supporters face a 240,000-pound bill after the Wikileaks founder breached bail conditions over alleged sex crimes.

Anonymous hits UK government websites
Attack in retaliation with UK handling the Julian Assange case

Oz Senator embarks on European mission to protect 'Assange's human rights'
An Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has embarked on a European mission to protect the human rights of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who continues fighting a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges.

Assange may face spy charges for 'coaching Manning on breaking military computer passwords'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is likely to face spy charges in America after it emerged that he coached US Private Bradley Manning on how to break passwords to gain access to military computer networks.

Manning 'communicated directly with Assange,' claims prosecution
Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of sharing classified documents with Wikileaks, communicated directly with the whistle blowing website's founder Julian Assange, its has been claimed.

110,000 US State Department cables obtained from Manning's computer: Investigator
Some 110,000 classified cables were found on the computer of Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of sharing secret documents with Wikileaks, a court has heard.

Assange could be handed over to US if UK allows Swedish extradition, claim supporters
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting a legal battle in the UK to avoid extradition over alleged sex crime charges, could be handed over to the US if British authorities agree to Swedish extradition, his supporters have claimed.

Oz government unlikely to interfere in Assange's Sweden extradition case
Australia has indicated it is unlikely to interfere in the case of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange's appeal to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges.

7 UK Supreme Court judges to hear Assange's extradition appeal on sex crime charges
A panel of seven British Supreme Court judges will hear WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges.

UK court allows Assange to continue extradition fight in Supreme Court
A British court has given permission to Julian Assange, founder of the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges.

Julian Assange's play gets European premiere in London
A play based on the life of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will open in London next month, to mark its European premiere.

Australia did not object to US pursuit of Assange
Declassified cables have revealed that Australian diplomats raised no objections to the U.S. pursuit of whistle blowing website WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of espionage and conspiracy.

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