Julian Assange loses extradition case – live coverage


Gareth Peirce, a lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, addresses the media outside the supreme court this morning. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

8am: Good morning. The supreme court will rule this morning on whether Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. The WikiLeaks founder denies the accusations..

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Flashback: An Interview With WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange


Forbes 11/29/2010

Admire him or revile him, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency, the leader of an organization devoted to divulging the world’s secrets using technology unimagined a generation ago.

Over the last year his information insurgency has dumped 76,000 secret Afghan war documents and another trove of 392,000 files from the Iraq war into the public domain–the largest classified military security breaches in history.

Sunday, WikiLeaks made the first of 250,000 classified U.S. State Department cables public, offering an unprecedented view of how America’s top diplomats view enemies and friends alike…

Source: http://www.forbes.com

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador embassy


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy. The South American country says it is “studying and analysing the request”.

Last week, the UK’s Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange’s bid to reopen an appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

He fears that if he is sent to Sweden it may lead to him being sent to the US to face charges over Wikileaks for which he could face the death penalty.

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Did Bradley Manning leak U.S. Intelligence documents to al-Qaida?


Pfc. Bradley Manning had previously been charged with aiding the enemy among a total of 22 counts, but on Thursday the military identified the enemy Manning’s actions aided. Manning and his attorneys are appearing at a hearing at a military courtroom at Fort Meade, near Baltimore, for two days of hearings in the case..

Source: http://news.yahoo.com

Bradley Manning hearing – live updates


So the first day of the Bradley Manning “article 32 hearing” has ended, raising the question: what, if anything, have we learned from it?..

Source: wwww.guardian.co.uk

UPDATE: Private visits with WikiLeaks suspect denied


The lawyer for an Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks says the military is refusing to grant his client private jailhouse visits with a congressman..

Source: http://www.foxnews.com

FBI agents quiz ‘distressed’ mother of WikiLeaks intelligence agent at her Welsh home

The seriously-ill British mother of the young American military intelligence officer at the centre of the investigation into leaks of classified Afghan war documents was left ‘severely distressed’ after FBI agents..

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk