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Julian Assange should be allowed free and compensated, UN panel finds

posted onFebruary 5, 2016
by l33tdawg

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be allowed to walk free and be compensated for his "deprivation of liberty", a UN legal panel has found.

Mr Assange, 44 - who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies - claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.

He has been arbitrarily detained since his arrest in 2010, the panel said. The UK Foreign Office said the report "changes nothing" and it will "formally contest the working group's opinion". The panel's ruling is not legally binding in the UK and a European Arrest Warrant remains in place.

WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump: More Sony Documents

posted onJune 22, 2015
by l33tdawg

WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.

The whistleblower website disclosed the file release on Thursday, via its Twitter account. In April, WikiLeaks published its first set of 30,287 Sony documents and 173,132 email exchanges. Those documents were said to contain a series of incriminating disclosures about Sony, including “an investigation for bribery,” according to WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks Posts More Documents From Sony Pictures Hacking

posted onJune 19, 2015
by l33tdawg

WikiLeaks added a new set of records to its online database of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment and made public by hackers.

The new information includes “legal entanglements including an investigation for bribery,” WikiLeaks said in a Twitter post on Thursday. The organization, led by Julian Assange, is known for making unauthorized documents public. In April, it created a searchable, permanent library for Sony records that were stolen and originally posted by hackers in 2014.

Sweden Seeks to Interview Assange in London in June or July

posted onJune 16, 2015
by l33tdawg

 Sweden asked U.K. and Ecuadorian authorities to allow prosecutors to interview WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London before a statute of limitations in the sexual-assault case runs out this year.

Sweden’s Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny submitted a request for assistance to U.K. authorities and a request to Ecuador for permission to interview Assange at its London embassy during June or July at a“time that would be suitable for all parties,” according to a statement Monday.

WikiLeaks SHOCKED that Google blabbed its data to the feds

posted onJanuary 27, 2015
by l33tdawg

WikiLeaks is demanding answers from Google after learning that the company handed user information to the FBI and didn't acknowledge the incident for more than two years.

The whisteblowing site on Monday issued an open letter to Eric Schmidt asking the former Google CEO and current chairman to explain when and where it gave law enforcement details on three journalists who were working for WikiLeaks in 2011.

Wikileaks Reveals Super Injunction Blocking Reporting On Massive Australian Corruption Case Involving Leaders Of Malaysia, Indonesia & Vietnam

posted onJuly 31, 2014
by l33tdawg

Today, 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia's international relations”.

Swedish judge upholds detention order for Assange

posted onJuly 17, 2014
by l33tdawg

A Stockholm District Court judge ruled on Wednesday that the Swedish detention order against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, issued on allegations of sexual assault, will remain in force.

Assange had asked the District Court of Stockholm in late June to revoke the detention order, hoping that a revocation would get him closer to leaving the Ecuadorean embassy in the U.K., where has been holed up for over two years.

Assange at SXSW: 'Who really wears the pants in the administration?'

posted onMarch 10, 2014
by l33tdawg

Julian Assange doesn’t use the blustering rhetoric you might expect from the founder of the activist publishing group WikiLeaks. Assange is responsible for leaking documents that have changed America’s political landscape— State Department cables and Iraq War logs—yet to a South by Southwest audience on Saturday, he spoke quietly and matter-of-factly even when uttering the most inflammatory statements.

It's Not a WikiLeak: Assange-Manning Chat Logs Surface on Army Website

posted onDecember 6, 2013
by l33tdawg

In March of 2010, WikiLeaks was just weeks away from bursting onto the world stage with the first of its major leaks from intelligence analyst Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning: the “Collateral Murder” video showing a 2007 Apache helicopter attack that killed civilians and wounded children. Julian Assange, in Iceland, was in contact with Manning in online chats, getting more leaks and keeping his source updated on WikiLeaks’ progress.

Now we get to see how things worked between Assange and Manning.