While Assange may still not be able to leave the embassy in London, the dropping of the rape charges indicates the end of a seven-year standoff with Sweden.
The UK police has said it could still arrest Assange if he leaves the Ecuador embassy over his failure to surrender in 2012.
Manning was recently released from a US military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in US history.
Before he left office, president Barack Obama commuted the final 28 years of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence.
In 2010, the former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, provided thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks.
Glen Ford of the ‘Black Agenda Report’, and a distinguished radio-show host and commentator, says Trump is trying to “normalise” his presidency by doing what US intelligence services want.
Lenin Moreno secured 51.1% of the votes compared to Guillermo Lasso’s 48.9%, with just over 95% of votes counted, according to the electoral council, which is yet to declare a winner.
Polls show Moreno has pulled ahead of Lasso in the last weeks. He had 52.4% of valid votes versus Lasso’s 47.6% in a 18-21 March survey.
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Acts of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of a Congolese armed group against other members are now war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
Julian Assange has now said he will stand by his extradition offer if his rights were protected.
“If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case,” WikiLeaks has tweeted last week.
The ex-National Security Agency contractor shook the American intelligence establishment to its core in 2013 with a series of devastating leaks on mass surveillance in the US and around the world.
Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence, will likely be released in May after US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
Rivera, the longest-serving political prisoner in the US from Latin America, has been incarcerated for 35 years.
In a tweet last week, Wikileaks had said Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the US if Manning was granted clemency.
Intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails to WikiLeaks, the Post reports.
Prosecutors questioned the WikiLeaks founder regarding allegations of committing rape in Sweden in 2010. He has been held in London for four years.
The reopening of the probe into Clinton’s email server is re-energising Donald Trump’s voters while potentially depressing the Democratic Party base.
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Leaked e-mails give the first account of how one of the world’s wealthiest charitable foundations negotiated to rescue its India operations.
The documents show repeated efforts by the campaign to collaborate with Super PACs on strategy, research, attacks on political foes and fundraising.
In a statement, Ecuador’s leftist government said WikiLeaks’ decision to publish documents impacting the US election campaign was entirely its own responsibility and the South American country did not cede to pressure from other nations.
Ever since WikiLeaks began publishing emails hacked from Democratic party officials’ accounts, Assange has been accused of trying to undermine the Clinton campaign.
For many on the right, this is no ordinary election but the showdown over who owns and runs the US.
In private correspondences, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker rubbished Sunday Guardian’s stories, calling it a “mouthpiece for the BJP”
Swedish court upholds WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest and clears way for him to be questioned by London Embassy in October, over rape allegation.
Publicly blaming Russia would bring instant pressure on Washington to divulge its evidence, which relies on highly classified sources and methods.
As the US presidential election heats up, Russia, and Russians, find themselves unlikely actors.
Donald Trump last week invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of “missing” emails from Clinton’s time at the US state department.
Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate.
Supporters of Bernie Sanders were unhappy with his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the wake of leaked emails that showed Democratic party officials clearly favoured Clinton over their candidate.
ISRO will have to take a call about whether it still thinks of itself as vulnerable to getting “priced out” of the world market for commercial satellite launches or is now mature enough to play hardball with the US.
With the irreplaceable writer gone, his imaginary astronomy is gone with him.
With the UN panel’s ruling, the US must drop charges against the WikiLeaks founder and suspend any threat of extradition, while the UK and Sweden must ensure an immediate end to his arbitrary detention.
His legal team’s strategy is now two-fold: to first use the panel’s scathing indictment of the Swedish investigators to have the case against Assange move forward and to place pressure on the UK and Sweden.
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