U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 09, 3:02 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury World By Anushree Madappa On 01/11/18 AT 7:07 AM The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office rejected the Ecuadorian government’s request to grant diplomatic immunity to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Foreign Office said in a statement the only way for the embassy to resolve Assange’s issue would be for him to leave its premises and face justice.Following the announcement from the Foreign Office, Assange in a tweet said, “The US & UK governments continue their attempts to arrest me in violation of two UN rulings and their own laws.”Assange has been living in the Ecuador embassy since 2012, after he was accused of many charges during his stint at WikiLeaks, which include purportedly leaking several classified … [Read more...] about What’s Next For Julian Assange After UK Denies Diplomatic Immunity?
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POLITICS 07/21/2018 05:45 pm ET Ecuador is in talks to kick the WikiLeaks founder out of its embassy in London, according to The Intercept. By Sebastian Murdock Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, may soon be forced out of Ecuador’s embassy in London and turned over to British authorities, according to a new report. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is set to finalize an agreement with the U.K. government to lift Assange’s asylum status, The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald reported, citing a source within the Ecuador’s foreign ministry. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012, after he fled Sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape. Though prosecutors dropped the case last year, he still faces arrest for breaching bail conditions should he leave the embassy. And his work using WikiLeaks to publish thousands of classified documents could see him facing more charges in the U.S. U.S. … [Read more...] about Julian Assange Could Be Turned Over To U.K. Authorities Soon: Report
They say that guests are like fish; after three days they become a bit whiffy. By this measure, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange smelled like an overladen fishing vessel adrift in the searing sun. Upon his arrest Thursday by British authorities, ending his nearly seven-year asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, revelations emerged that he was less than an ideal guest. He reportedly was rude and aggressive toward his hosts and demonstrated little interest in hygiene. In his grossest display of disaffection, he apishly smeared his feces on the embassy walls, according to Ecuador's interior minister. Assange's behavior makes one wonder about his mental health. Maybe he lost his mind while being confined for so long. On the other hand, he seemed quite cognizant as he left the embassy, offering peace signs and a thumbs-up to bystanders.If Assange is, indeed, of right mind, then we can only conclude that he's a solid jerk. Certainly, his non-fans -- including many in the U.S. media … [Read more...] about The Julian Assange problem
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway On Sunday said she did not believe President Donald Trump had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was going to be arrested by the British police and charged by U.S. prosecutors. "Not to my knowledge," Conway told NBC's "Meet the Press" show, when asked if Trump knew ahead of time about Assange, who last Thursday was hauled out of the Ecuador's embassy in London where he had taken refuge since 2012 to avoid extradition. U.S. prosecutors subsequently announced charges on Thursday and accused Assange of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. The Justice Department said Assange was arrested under an extradition treaty between the United States and Britain. Lawyers for Assange said he may risk torture and his life would be in danger if he were to be extradited to the United States. They … [Read more...] about Conway Believes Trump Had No Advance Knowledge of Assange Arrest
Huddled at a home in Ecuador's capital, President Lenin Moreno's aides anxiously awaited word in the middle of the night on an operation that would soon make headlines around the world: the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the country's London embassy. For nearly seven years, the Australian hacker had all but worn out his welcome at the embassy with antics that included late-night skateboarding, harassing the staff and smearing his feces on the walls, according to Ecuadorian officials. Moreno had finally decided to kick Assange out after getting wind of a WikiLeaks plot to blackmail him by publishing compromising documents, according to a senior government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the matter. An incensed Moreno gave British authorities 36 hours to execute the raid Assange's critics had long been demanding. Now, the president's aides looked nervously at their watches. Most of Ecuador, including Moreno himself, … [Read more...] about After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly