He is the founder and driving force behind Wikileaks, and he was leaking since 2010, numerous government documents. When the controversy more and more to him began to spin, he came in close shoes.
Julian Assange made his name with the leak of Us government documents. With his klokkenluidersite Wikileaks, he promised radical transparency, as a remedy against the power of autocraten and large …
Julian Assange made his name with the leak of Us government documents. With his klokkenluidersite Wikileaks, he promised radical transparency, as a remedy against the power of autocraten and large companies.
One of the most controversial things he brought out was the collateral murder video. In this is to see how American soldiers from a helicopter on Iraqi civilians to shoot. Wikileaks was leaking masses of documents about the war in Afghanistan, and hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic messages, which politicians anywhere in the world in their shirt. Many of the most explosive material had Julian Assange been of soldier Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who for seven years in the cell.
Embassy of Ecuador
But they quickly brought the controversy around Julian Assange as many headlines as the leaked government documents. Two women accusing him of rape and sexual assault. According to Assange was consensual sex. In August 2010, Sweden an arrest warrant against Assange. In order not to Sweden supplied, fled Assange in 2012, the embassy of Ecuador in London. There he sat until today.
Assange fears not only extradition to Sweden. He is particularly afraid, even for an American court to have to appear because he is military secrets has published with his site. Also that land has to have his extradition is requested. According to his lawyer would be the arrest of Assange today, by the way, especially with that Us request.
President Moreno says that he is from Great Britain guarantees given that Assange will not be extradited to a country where he may torture or the death penalty is the risk.
Assange and the U.s. elections
Probably from the principle of ‘the enemies of my enemies are my friends’, schurkte he in recent years became closer to a number of autocratic regimes that are reluctant for the US and the former regime of Barack Obama parts.
After – ironically enough – the leak in The Atlantic came last year at the light that Assange talks with Donald Trump, Jr. in the run-up to the Us presidential election. In that period, Wikileaks also thousands of hacked e-mails from the Democrats to the outside that the campaign of Clinton damages unjust. According to the Americans were the Russians behind hacking. Assange has always denied it, but indicated that he is Clinton wanted to damage.