Sweden looking at re-filing sex assault case against Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

But while Ecuador had undoubtedly exhausted of its London house guest, the motivations for stripping Assange of his asylum and allowing in officers of the Metropolitan Police are likely to have been more complex.

While the narrow charge against Assange of violating computer hacking laws was not widely in dispute, academics and advocacy groups were alarmed by the justice department's accusatory tone toward journalistic activities that include protecting the anonymity of sources and sharing government information and records in the public interest.

After WikiLeaks disseminated the hacked DNC emails in 2016, then candidate Trump infamously declared: "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks".

"I asked Great Britain for the guarantee that Mr Assange will not be extradited to any country in which he could suffer torture or the death penalty", President Lenin Moreno said in a video message posted on social media.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday at Ecuador's London embassy, where he had been granted asylum since 2012. In 2018, CPJ published a blog arguing that conspiracy charges against Assange could set a unsafe precedent. It is the monumental amount of leaks such as this that lifted the veil on USA -led military operation in a variety of theaters, none of which have produced a favorable outcome [for] the people of those countries.

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The American charges that Assange faces relate to WikiLeaks' publication of documents on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, using files leaked by Chelsea Manning. Julian Assange is not being pursued to protect USA national security.

Australian-born Assange, 47, also faces a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in the United States for his alleged role in one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets in 2010. Though prosecutors dropped this investigation, Assange still faced British charges of failing to appear in front of a court when ordered to. He was indicted on charges that he helped Chelsea Manning steal hundreds of thousands of classified documents from US government computers. In line with standard operating procedure in Swedish courtrooms, he was not formally charged.

It was long known by the Obama DOJ and was explicitly part of Manning's trial, yet the Obama DOJ-not exactly renowned for being stalwart guardians of press freedoms-concluded it could not and should not prosecute Assange because indicting him would pose serious threats to press freedom. The two women who accused him said they had brief affairs with him while he was visiting the country, but that he later acted in a nonconsensual way - including having unwanted and unprotected sex with one of the women while she was asleep.

Assange and his supporters say he's a journalist who deserves legal protections for publishing stolen material.

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