WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuador Embassy in the United Kingdom for two years. To mark the anniversary, his legal defense team is making a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Commission intervene in the case. His legal defense team is also planning to make a filing in Swedish courts next week that will contain new information.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 18, 2014 4:34 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 20, 2014 7:56 am|
The United States Justice Department has indicated in a lawsuit involving a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that records related to WikiLeaks must remain secret because the release may “cause articulable harm” to an ongoing Justice Department and FBI criminal investigation and “pending future prosecution.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 18, 2014 9:04 am|
An entry in something the government calls a “Manhunting Timeline” suggests that the United States pressured officials of countries around the world to prosecute WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, in 2010.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:55 am|
Few personify the death of the liberal class in the United States like writer and historian Sean Wilentz, which is why it is baffling to read an entire polemical essay from him in The New Republic on why liberals should recognize that Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden “despise the liberal state” and aim to “wound” it through leaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday January 12, 2014 6:30 pm|
A former Swedish prosecutor has written an op-ed for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he suggests the country’s office in charge of pursuing the case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange terminate it entirely.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 26, 2013 3:45 pm|
WikiLeaks has put out a statement responding to the Washington Post’s story from anonymous US government officials in the Justice Department, who claim Assange is not likely to be prosecuted.
Essentially, the officials told Post reporter Sari Horowitz, “The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting US news organizations and journalist.”
Here is the media organization’s full statement in response to the story
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 26, 2013 2:52 pm|
For the second time in the past weeks, anonymous United States government officials have spoken to a reporter with the Washington Post about a possible case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 18, 2013 6:30 pm|
None of the unnamed “senior law enforcement sources” that The Washington Post spoke to were willing to go on the record, but multiple individuals appear to have made statements seeking to dispel the notion that the United States government has a “sealed indictment” against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
One “law enforcement official,” whoever this person may be, said, “Nothing has occurred so far,” and, “If Assange came to the US today, he would not be arrested.”
“But,” the official continued, “I can’t predict what’s going to happen.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 13, 2013 10:32 am|
Thanks to WikiLeaks, it is now clear what the US aims to do with the TPP, and media organizations that have been silent about the deal and chosen to ignore what has been secretly happening between countries conspiring with the US on behalf of corporation should reconsider their decision to not cover this unfolding process.