The US government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to help him leave Hong Kong safely.
On Juneteenth, transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) published the “BlueLeaks” 269GB megatrove collection containing decades of highly sensitive police files, including internal memos, financial records, emails, audio, video, and intelligence documents from over 200 state, local, and federal agencies.
Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show to visibly disoriented Julian Assange, confined to a glass cage and unable to communicate with his lawyers.
An exclusive investigation by The Grayzone reveals new details on the critical role Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands played in an apparent CIA spying operation targeting Julian Assange, and exposes the Sands security staff who helped coordinate the malicious campaign.
Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ro Khanna introduced a bill to reform the Espionage Act, the archaic piece of legislation used to prosecute Julian Assange and other whistleblowers.
It is known that Assange’s removal from Belmarsh healthcare unit was a result of the combined effort by his legal team, public campaigning and a petition lodged by fellow prison inmates. It followed seven months of unofficial segregation in the unit during which he was removed from association without legitimate grounds to do so, and in breach of prison rules and legislation. There was no established reason for this treatment, making it arbitrary, and also deprived Assange of recourse, effectively throwing him into a lawless hole at the whim of the prison authorities.
The defense for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged that the director of a Spanish security company known as Undercover Global was contracted by Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire who is one Read More…
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the US on charges relating to his role in publishing classified documents which revealed alleged war crimes perpetrated by US forces in Iraq.
Assange is kept in being kept in solitary confinement 23 hours per day, often sedated, in Britain’s notorious Belmarsh Prison.
Recordings have emerged of private conversations that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, had while living in the Ecuadorean Embassy. He and a Spanish prosecutor blame the United States.
For the third time in nine years, Sweden’s prosecution services have dropped an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, or ‘lesser rape,’ accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
There is an unquestionable contradiction between Snowden’s opposition to Assange’s arrest and the rhetorical games he plays with Assange’s character in his memoir, Permanent Record.
Though his sentence ends this Sunday, Assange has been ordered to remain behind bars until hearings over a US extradition effort begin in February next year.
Decision on Assange’s fate will not come for at least another eight months.
Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have dispatched police after journalists who’ve challenged the state.