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Ecuador court orders release of Swede linked to Assange

Quito - An Ecuador court ordered the release Thursday of a Swedish national with ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and who was accused of computer hacking, as his detention was deemed "arbitrary.

Assange's full extradition hearing next February at the earliest

The full hearing and decision on the case to extradite Julian Assange to the United States will not happen until after February 24 of next year or the end of February 2020 at the earliest.

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's full extradition hearing to face espionage charges in the United States will begin in February, an English judge ruled on Friday.

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London - Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

U.S. makes official request to extradite Assange from the UK

The US Dept. of Justice has formally submitted a request to extradite Julian Assange from the UK. This follows on an earlier provisional request that the UK retain Assange until this formal request was made.

US charges against Assange to be unveiled on Friday

London - The United States will detail all the charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it seeks his extradition in a London court on Friday, the editor of the whistleblowers' website said on Tuesday.

Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange over 2010 rape case

Uppsala - A Swedish court on Monday said it considered Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain.

Assange suffering 'psychological torture': UN expert

Geneva - Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out "psychological torture", a UN rights expert said Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of "collective persecution" of the WikiLeaks founder.

Assange 'not well', US extradition hearing moved to June

London - Britain's review of a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges has been moved to June, with his lawyer telling court on Thursday the whistleblower is in poor health.

Op-Ed: Swedish court rejects delay in hearing due to Assange's illness

A Swedish court has scheduled a hearing for Julian Assange on June 3 related to an investigation in Sweden on rape allegations. He is wanted for questioning and the court hopes he will be extradited to Sweden.

Does Assange indictment set dangerous precedent for journalists?

New York - Does the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the US Espionage Act for publishing classified military and diplomatic documents threaten the constitutional right to freedom of the press?

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

Washington - The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for contempt

Washington - Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail on Thursday for refusing to testify before a grand jury believed to be investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Chelsea Manning risks return to jail in new court hearing

Washington - Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning risked being sent back to jail Thursday after declaring she would not answer fresh questions from a grand jury believed investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ecuador to turn over Assange's possessions to the United States

London - Assange's lawyers said yesterday that Ecuador will turn over all the possessions Assange left in the Ecuadorean embassy when he was arrested in London.

Ecuador defends handover of Assange documents to US

Quito - Ecuador confirmed Tuesday it would hand over to the United States documents and computer hardware belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, insisting it was complying fully with the law.

Ecuador to give US Assange's possessions: lawyers

Madrid - Ecuador will hand over to the United States documents and computer hardware which Wikileaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange left behind at its London embassy, his lawyers said Monday.

Julian Assange: from political asylum to prison

Paris - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges over the 2010 publication of thousands of classified documents.

Man accused of trying to sell Assange info questioned in Spain

Madrid - A man accused of trying to sell information about Julian Assange reportedly obtained via a surveillance system in the Ecuadoran embassy in London has been questioned in Madrid, a judicial source said Friday.
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