A United Nations panel has ruled that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom” and believes he is “entitled to his freedom of movement.”
It’s almost four years since Julian Assange took refuge in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. Now, according to the BBC, a UN panel has ruled that he has been “unlawfully detained.”
An agreement between Ecuadorian representatives, Julian Assange and Swedish authorities has apparently been reached, that may see him questioned by Swedish police without having to leave the safety of his diplomatic immunity bunker in London.
This essay by Julian Assange is taken from the introduction to The Wikileaks Files: The World According to the US Empire, a collection analyzing how Wikileaks’ release of US diplomatic cables impacted foreign policy.
Wikileaks’ most recent document dump reveals emails leaked from an Italian company called Hacking Team that sells intrusive spyware to governments, exposing myriad government agencies from Bangladesh to the US for purchasing this surveillance software. It also exposes an oily hypocrisy.
Just a month after WikiLeaks officially started accepting documents again, it’s just unloaded two prominent troves of data.
WikiLeaks is accepting submissions again, after a nearly five-year hiatus. Anyone who wants to submit a document can do so by accessing a new Tor site to anonymously upload whatever scandalous files you’ve obtained.
Since his arrest in 2010, Julian Assange has been dutifully avoiding sexual assault allegations brought against him in Sweden. Now, Swedish prosecutors have decided to question Wikileaks in London instead.
Julian Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London with ailing health and plenty of time on his hands. So much time, in fact, that he's decided to... crowd-fund a life-size statue of himself, presumably so people don't forget what he looks like?
Julian Assange held a press conference this morning to announce that, after being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years, he needs medical care for "heart and lung ailments." He's also has suffered from a vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of sunlight. It's not yet clear how or when he'll leave the…
It was once said that history is written by the victors, but that changed when something called the internet came along and put endless information at everyone's fingertips, letting each of us come to our own conclusions. And this idea of uncensored, unfettered access to information was taken to its most extreme with…
The eBay auction for the server that once hosted the WikiLeaks documents, including Cablegate, has finally come to a close with a winning bid of $33,000. There's only one problem: the winner is a 17-year-old boy who used his dad's account to bid and is in no position to cough up the cash.
Shopping for a new server? Want a piece of whistleblower history? Want to piss off Julian Assange? You can do all three of these things at once, if you buy the server that hosted hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks a few years ago. And it still works!
DreamWorks has been working on its WikiLeaks film, The Fifth Estate, for a while now—and this trailer reveals that Benedict Cumberbatch plays a hugely convincing Julian Assange.
Turns out Julian Assange had a secret meeting with Eric Schmidt in 2011. You can read a full transcript on WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange has penned a new book about his worries over government control of the Internet and surveillance. Written along with Jacob Appelbaum, Jérémie Zimmermann and Andy Müller-Maguhn, it will be published in November. Assange explains:
Documents released by the US Government under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed what we've more or less known all along: The government really freaking hates Julian Assange. So much so that it has deemed him an enemy of the state.