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Julian Assange and Wikileaks ‘leaking’ crucial information without authority? Here’s everything about Julian Assange’s arrest.

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Wikileaks ‘leaking’ crucial information without authority? Here’s everything about Julian Assange’s arrest.

Julian Assange and Wikileaks ‘leaking’ crucial information without authority? Here’s everything about Julian Assange’s arrest. Julian Paul Assange, an Australian Journalist, Computer Programmer and co-founder of Wikileaks was under investigation for unlawful violations of cyber rules. He was charged with the conduct of cybercrime in the US in 2012.

Recently in 2019, a previous indictment from 2017 was made public which led to his arrest by the Metropolitan Police of the UK in London.

Wikileaks ‘leaking’ crucial information without authority? Here’s everything about Julian Assange’s arrest.

Arrested due to Allegations
Source – Geopolitica RU

Julian Assange: Charges and Allegations

The indictment charged Assange for Conspiracy along with Chelsea Manning (former army intelligence and analyst) for obtaining and publishing secret information and confidential documents some of which revealed the identities of Foreign entities and bodies providing aid to the US military abroad.

Along with this indictment, Julian Assange was charged with 17 more criminal counts. The arrest by UK police was made on 11th April 2019, as Assange failed to appear in court for his hearing and can possibly face Extradition in the US.

The 17 counts include 3 counts of obtaining information regarding National Defense and 13 counts regarding Disclosure of National Defense information.

Espionage Act

The US also charged Julian Assange with violation of the Espionage Act. If convicted, Assange shall serve a period of 10 years in Prison for each of the new counts.

Julian Assange is under British custody after been removed from  Ecuador’s Embassy in London having lived there for the past 7 years. Authorities hope for Assange’s extradition by the US so that he can face charges.

Stay tuned to The Geek Herald for more updates. Follow Justice for Assange for detailed history about the whole political drama till now.

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