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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Violating U.S. Espionage Act

WorldNews Thursday, 23 May 2019
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Violating U.S. Espionage ActThe U.S. Justice Department has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, the first time in modern U.S. history a publisher has been charged for revealing government secrets under the 1917 law, multiple media reports Thursday said. The new 18-count indictment, The Washington Post reported, charges him with unlawfully obtaining and disclosing national defense information. Assange was already facing extradition to the United States from Britain, on charges he conspired to hack into a Pentagon computer network in 2010, The Los Angeles Times reported. Prosecutors say he offered to assist Chelsea Manning, then an Army intelligence analyst, with cracking a password, the...
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The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday. According to Reuters, the DOJ says Assange unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in accessing...

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