The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed the affidavit in support of the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Assange was indicted on March 6 for for conspiring to commit computer intrusions by assisting Chelsea Manning with breaking a U.S. government password. He is charged for violations of 18 U.S.C. §§371, 1030(a)(1), 1030(a)(2) and 1030(c)(2)(B)(ii).
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Julian Assange’s arrest was a long time coming. After seven years hiding in Ecuador’s London embassy and a number of false alarms, the WikiLeaks founder was finally evicted from the building and passed to British law enforcement on April 11. Though journalists and commentators have long speculated that U.S.
Julian Assange had to be the worst houseguest an embassy ever encountered.
There’s much that’s not clear about reports that the U.S. government may have filed charges against the Wikileaks founder. Here are some questions we’ll be asking when there’s more information.
In light of rumors that Julian Assange’s stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to an end, what legal trouble would the WikiLeaks founder face in the outside world?
The National Security Law Podcast, Episode 14: Potential Assange Charges, and More From Some Island in the Pacific
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The Justice Department is reportedly close to bringing criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a longtime resident of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. But what charges would those be, and how would an extradition request play out?
What is the New York Times saying about Julian Assange?