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August 14, 2012
Report: Ecuadorian officials say Julian Assange will receive asylum
Assange’s get-out-of-jail card? President Rafael Correa will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week, according to Ecuadorian officials. Unfortunately for Mr. Assange, that does not invalidate the warrant issued by London police after he violated the terms of his bail by fleeing to Ecuador’s London embassy in June. “For Mr. Assange to leave England, he should have a safe pass from the British [government],” said Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patiño, wondering, ”Will that be possible?” (Photo via LeStudio1) source
UPDATE: Correa denied the report via Twitter, saying he hasn’t decided yet.
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Assange’s get-out-of-jail card? President Rafael Correa will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week, according to Ecuadorian officials. Unfortunately for Mr. Assange, that does not invalidate the warrant issued by London police after he violated the terms of his bail by fleeing to Ecuador’s London embassy in June. “For Mr. Assange to leave England, he should have a safe pass from the British [government],” said Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patiño, wondering, ”Will that be possible?” (Photo via LeStudio1) source

UPDATE: Correa denied the report via Twitter, saying he hasn’t decided yet.

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17:50 // 2 years ago
July 5, 2012

Wikileaks release: Syrian government e-mails intercepted

  • 2.4 million Syrian gov’t e-mails intercepted by Wikileaks source

» Not the first major Syrian e-mail leak: Wikileaks’ latest publication — arguably their most notable since CableGate — is certainly notable, but it’s also a release with precedent. In February, Haaretz also published a set of Syrian government e-mails believed to be intercepted by Anonymous. In March, The Guardian had a similar leak, this time attributed to Syrian opposition groups. But, clearly, the quality of the release is what matters here — not the volume. The group is currently parsing through the e-mails.

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10:00 // 2 years ago
June 21, 2012
He is convinced that the U.S. is preparing charges. He feels that his asylum application is not about the crime accusations he faces in Sweden, but is about getting protected from the U.S.
Julian Assange’s lawyer, Per Samuelson • Discussing why the Wikileaks founder is pushing so hard to receive political asylum from Ecuador at the moment, ahead of what appears to be a likely extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden. “We had heard that the Ecuadoreans were sympathetic in relation to my struggles and the struggles of the organization with the United States,” Assange told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. recently, also noting that there’s a good chance his asylum bid may not go through. Even if it doesn’t, he feels that the motion at the very least shines light on the United States’ plans to charge him. Think he’s headed to Ecuador?
20:28 // 2 years ago
June 19, 2012
Ecuador may offer political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
In a surprising twist to the Julian Assange saga, the WikiLeaks founder has requested political asylum from the country of Ecuador. What’s more surprising is that the country may grant his request. During a press conference in Quito, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Potino told reporters that officials were “studying and analyzing the request,” but would not go into further detail. (Photo by acidpolly) source
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In a surprising twist to the Julian Assange saga, the WikiLeaks founder has requested political asylum from the country of Ecuador. What’s more surprising is that the country may grant his request. During a press conference in Quito, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Potino told reporters that officials were “studying and analyzing the request,” but would not go into further detail. (Photo by acidpolly) source

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15:25 // 2 years ago
May 30, 2012

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s extradition looking more and more likely

  • decision After 18 months of wrangling through the system, Britain’s Supreme Court let a lower court decision regarding Wikileaks founder’s Julian Assange’s extradition stand, limiting his legal options and making his extradition to Sweden all the more likely.
  • options Assange isn’t completely out of options — the court gave his lawyers two weeks to appeal the decision one last time. “This is not the final outcome. What we have here is retribution from the U.S.,” said Wikileaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson. source

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10:27 // 2 years ago
March 17, 2012
Will Julian Assange transition from prisoner to politician?
Julian Assange is running for the Australian Senate according to the Twitter account of his whistle-blowing company Wikileaks. “We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run,” appeared on the company’s Twitter feed around 8pm EST on Friday evening. When contacted by the Guardian, John Wanna, a policical scientist at Australian National University, confirmed Assange’s eligibility saying, “if he gets on the roll, then he can stand as long as he’s solvent and not in jail and not insane. “(Photo by AcidPolly) source
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Julian Assange is running for the Australian Senate according to the Twitter account of his whistle-blowing company Wikileaks. “We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run,” appeared on the company’s Twitter feed around 8pm EST on Friday evening. When contacted by the Guardian, John Wanna, a policical scientist at Australian National University, confirmed Assange’s eligibility saying, “if he gets on the roll, then he can stand as long as he’s solvent and not in jail and not insane. “(Photo by AcidPolly) source

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13:12 // 2 years ago
February 1, 2012
For a guy basically fighting for his freedom, Julian Assange seems awful chill in this courtroom. Not bad brah. (watch live feed here)

For a guy basically fighting for his freedom, Julian Assange seems awful chill in this courtroom. Not bad brah. (watch live feed here)

10:20 // 2 years ago
reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.
Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]
Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.

Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]

Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

10:13 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012
Tweet of the night: Wikileaks’ defiance still intact despite news their boss will be on The Simpsons’ 500th episode. Love it.

Tweet of the night: Wikileaks’ defiance still intact despite news their boss will be on The Simpsons’ 500th episode. Love it.

21:20 // 2 years ago
December 5, 2011
Julian Assange gets one last change to fight extradition: The Wikileaks leader has 14 days to make his case in front of the British Supreme Court (regarding a single technicality). This is his final lifeline — if this falls through, he heads to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Julian Assange gets one last change to fight extradition: The Wikileaks leader has 14 days to make his case in front of the British Supreme Court (regarding a single technicality). This is his final lifeline — if this falls through, he heads to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. source

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10:53 // 2 years ago