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US: Elon Musk polls Twitter users on exiled whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has started a poll, asking the users whether whistle-blower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange should be pardoned.

UK judge rules against extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to US

London/Sputnik: UK district judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on Monday against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he could face up to 175 years in jail for the publication of classified information on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as thousands of US diplomatic cables between 2010 and 2011.

UN independent expert asks outgoing US president: Pardon Wikileaks’ Assange

New York: In an open letter to Donald Trump on Tuesday, an independent UN human rights expert asked the departing United States President to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Independent UN expert calls for Julian Assange’s release, cites prison’s COVID outbreak

New York: Amid a COVID-19 outbreak at London’s Belmarsh prison, an independent UN expert appealed to British authorities on Tuesday to release Julian Assange or to place him under guarded house arrest during extradition proceedings to the United States. 

Extradition hearing against WikiLeaks founder opens in London's Old Bailey

London/Xinhua: An extradition hearing opened on Monday at the Old Bailey courthouse in London against WikiLeaks founder, Australian Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks says about 40 activists prevented from accessing Asange's extradition hearing

London/Sputnik: The WikiLeaks whistleblowing organization said Monday, citing unconfirmed reports, that about 40 activists lost their remote access to the extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Rally in support of Assange gathers in London ahead of court hearings

London/Sputnik: A large rally in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began in London ahead of court hearings on his extradition to the United States, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

Swedish authorities drop investigation against Julian Assange

London/IBNS: Swedish authorities have announced that they are ending all investigations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the rape allegation, media reports said.

Swedish prosecutor wants to question WikiLeaks founder Assange in UK - Swedish Ambassador

Moscow, Jul 31 (Sputnik/UNI) A Swedish prosecutor wants to speak with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the United Kingdom, the investigation of rape allegations against him is ongoing, Swedish Ambassador to Russia Peter Ericson told Sputnik.

WikiLeaks: US justice department delivers Assange's extradition request to UK authorities

Washington, Jun 11 (Sputnik/UNI) The US Justice Department delivered a formal request to UK authorities for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange's, extradition, US government official said.

UN expert criticizes States for ‘ganging up’ on Wikileaks’ Assange; warns against extradition, fearing ‘serious’ rights violations

New York, June 1 (IBNS): After visiting Julian Assange in a London prison, an independent UN human rights expert expressed urgent concern on Friday, for the Wikileaks co-founder’s well-being, accusing “a group of democratic States” of “ganging up” on the prisoner to “isolate, demonize and abuse” him and warned against extraditing the controversial publisher to the United States. 

WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief slams Ecuador for making Assange's life in Embassy 'miserable'

MOSCOW, May 4 (Sputnik/UNI) WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson slammed Ecuador, in his interview for German Der Spiegel newspaper, for doing everything to make the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had been residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London from 2012 and until his recent arrest, "miserable."

WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief slams Assange's sentence as 'vindictive in nature'

Moscow, May 1 (Sputnik/UNI) WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson slammed on Wednesday the 50-weeks prison sentence given to Julian Assange as "outrageous" and "vindictive."

Julian Assange to be sentenced in UK court at 9:30 GMT on Wednesday over bail breach - WikiLeaks

Moscow, Apr 30 (Sputnik/UNI) Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, will be sentenced at 9:30 GMT on Wednesday at Southwark Crown Court over breaching bail conditions, WikiLeaks said.

WikiLeaks denies 'insurance' file dump after Assange’s arrest

Moscow, Apr 14 (Sputnik/UNI) The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has denied speculation that it released "insurance" files as a way of putting pressure on those holding its founder, Julian Assange.