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20 Apr
A British judge has formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face spying charges. The order must now be cleared by the UK interior minister.
24 Jan
A London court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal a point of law on his extradition to the United States. However, his lawyers will have to ask the Supreme Court directly if it will review the actual case.
29 Oct 2021
The WikiLeaks' founder is currently fighting an appeal by Washington to extradite him back to the US. Assange's legal team has rejected US assurances that he won't be sent to a "Supermax" prison.
27 Oct 2021
Washington has appealed a ruling that kept WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from being sent to the US, where he faces espionage charges and potentially a lifetime in prison.
9 Jan 2021
The legal controversies surrounding the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are now in their second decade and the divisions between his supporters and critics remain as intractable as ever. For some, the Australian national, now 49, is a fearless campaigner for press freedom. For others, he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources. Here is a look back at his long-running battle to avoid trial in the US.
6 Jan 2021
The court of public opinion remains undecided on Julian Assange. But the fate of the WikiLeaks founder is currently in the hands of a London judge who will decide whether to extradite him to the US.
4 Jan 2021
A London court today will announce its verdict on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States. The proceedings have been described by critics as unfair.
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.
9 Sep 2020
Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if extradited. Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder claim he was targeted for "publishing and providing journalists with information that served the public interest."
13 Jun 2019
Julian Assange: The most dangerous man 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.
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.

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