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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 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.

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.

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 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.

Chelsea Manning says she will not testify before new grand jury

Chelsea Manning the former US military intelligence analyst said today that she will again refuse to testify to a grand jury about her leak of classified information to Wikileaks, even if this means she will be put back in jail.

Manning again will not testify on WikiLeaks, risking return to jail

Washington - Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said Sunday she again plans to refuse to testify before a grand jury about her leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks -- even if it means returning to jail.

Chelsea Manning freed from jail in US contempt case

Washington - Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was freed from a US jail on Thursday after two months in custody -- but faces a possible return to the lockup as soon as next week, a support group said.

Assange begins UK fight against US extradition

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a court on Thursday he would oppose extradition to the United States as the legal process began in London, a day after he was jailed for breaching his bail conditions in a former case.

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in jail for breaching a British court order seven years ago, when he took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.
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