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Court refuses to reopen Assange case

Court refuses to reopen Assange case

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Britain's Supreme Court Thursday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request for the court to reopen his extradition case.
High court rules Assange can be extradited

High court rules Assange can be extradited

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Britain's highest court Wednesday rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to prevent extradition to Sweden.
Assange decision scheduled for next week

Assange decision scheduled for next week

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- The British Supreme Court announced Wednesday it plans to deliver its decision on Julian Assange's extradition next week.
Poll: Assange might win in Australia

Poll: Assange might win in Australia

SYDNEY, May 19 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden, would be a strong Australian Senate candidate, a poll indicates.
Hezbollah's Nasrallah warms to dialogue in Syria

Hezbollah's Nasrallah warms to dialogue in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 14 (UPI) -- Syrians have a choice between national dialogue or a situation like the one in Iraq, the leader of Shiite movement Hezbollah said.
Nasrallah is first guest on Assange show

Nasrallah is first guest on Assange show

MOSCOW, April 17 (UPI) -- Julian Assange's first guest on his new talk show was Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah.
Julian Assange to host new TV program

Julian Assange to host new TV program

MOSCOW, April 13 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to serve as host of a 10-part political discussion program on Russia Today, the show's producers said.
WikiLeaks founder considers run for office

WikiLeaks founder considers run for office

CANBERRA, Australia, March 17 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks says its founder, Julian Assange, will run for the Australian Senate in spite of legal troubles that could keep him out of the country for a while.

E-mail: Assange named in secret indictment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have prepared secret charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an e-mail obtained by hackers reveals.

U.S. e-mails on Israel/Iran plans leaked

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks says it will publish internal e-mails detailing U.S. intelligence analysis of a purported Israeli plan to attack Iran some agents call a "diversion."

WikiLeaks publishing 5M Stratfor e-mails

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks said Monday in London it has begun releasing 5 million e-mails it obtained surreptitiously from Stratfor, a global intelligence firm based in Texas.
Accused leaker Bradley Manning defers plea

Accused leaker Bradley Manning defers plea

FORT MEADE, Md., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified documents to the Web site WikiLeaks deferred his plea Thursday at his arraignment in Maryland.

Anonymous attacks 2 Swedish Web sites

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The online vigilante group Anonymous said it brought down two Swedish government Web sites Saturday to protest laws aimed at Internet piracy.
Assange extradition hearing concludes

Assange extradition hearing concludes

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A hearing concluded Thursday in Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's bid to avoid extradition from Britain to Sweden.
Assange appeal under way in U.K. court

Assange appeal under way in U.K. court

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Swedish prosecutor who issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not a neutral party, his lawyer told a British court Wednesday.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media after losing his final appeal against extradition to Sweden on rape charges at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on November 02 2011. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Julian Paul Assange ( /əˈsɒnʒ/ ə-sonzh; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian publisher, journalist, computer programmer and Internet activist. He is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website and conduit for worldwide news leaks, with the stated purpose of creating open governments. Assange was a hacker in his youth, before becoming a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship and investigative journalism.

Assange serves on the WikiLeaks advisory board. WikiLeaks has published material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, toxic waste dumping in Côte d'Ivoire, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, WikiLeaks published Iraq War documents and Afghan War documents about American involvement in the wars, some of which was classified material. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five international print media partners (Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and El País) began publishing U.S. diplomatic cables.

Assange received a number of awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya and Readers' Choice for TIME magazine's 2010 Person of the Year.

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