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WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: The never-ending story

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first grabbed headlines by leaking US military secrets in 2010 and has remained the center of a global controversy ever since. DW brings you a look at what led up to his dramatic arrest.

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11 Apr 2019
The British government has confirmed that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been arrested after he sought asylum for years in Ecuador's London embassy.
13 Apr 2019
British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. Here are five things to know about the most wanted whistleblower of this century, Julian Assange.
15 Apr 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first grabbed headlines by leaking US military secrets in 2010 and has remained the center of a global controversy ever since. DW brings you a look at what led up to his dramatic arrest.
1 May 2019
The WikiLeaks founder is appearing in court for jumping his UK bail — and in relation to heftier US charges of espionage. His possible extradition has raised alarm, but doesn't seem to concern Angela Merkel's government.
2 May 2019
A court in London has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for breach of bail. Assange, who spent years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, also faces possible extradition to the US.
13 May 2019
With just one year to go before the statute of limitations expires, Swedish prosecutors have reopened a rape case against Julian Assange. Whether the WikiLeaks founder will face trial in Sweden, now depends on Britain.
19 May 2019
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail over her refusal to testify before a grand jury. The former US military intelligence analyst was just released from jail last week, held on similar charges.
26 May 2019
Julian Assange rose from a post-college hacker to launching WikiLeaks, and in so doing became one of the most notorious and influential people in the world.
31 May 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered "psychological torture" from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he would face a "politicised show trial", a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.
13 Jun 2019
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9 Feb 2020
The WikiLeaks founder is being held in deteriorating conditions despite his poor health, his supporters said. The signatories include a former German vice-chancellor and a Nobel Prize winner.
12 Sep 2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to appear in court in London in the latest stage of his legal battle against extradition to the US, where he faces 18 charges and a prison sentence of up to 175 years. Critics say he should be prosecuted, while activists say he should be celebrated for exposing abuses of power by the US government. In this edition of Perspective we speak to Antoine Vey, a member of Assange's European defence team.