What is the Julian Assange WikiLeaks case?
The extradition case in the UK against 49-year-old Australia-born Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange relates to WikiLeaks’s publication of leaked documents about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The United States treats Assange's alleged offense as secret service activity and has counted 18 offenses against him relating to the release of the vast growth of confidential US military records and diplomatic policy which prosecutors said had put lives in danger.
Assange has a previous history of little and enormous affirmed offenses relating to IT and software programming. Assange was born in July 1971 in Townsville, Australia, to parents involved in theatre. He educated as a computer programmer, and in 1995, was fined for computer hacking. He barely kept away from jail by giving an undertaking that he will not offend again.
In 2006, Assange established WikiLeaks, making a web-based "dead letter drop" for leakers of grouped or delicate data, depicts Reuters.
On April 5, 2010, WikiLeaks releases a leaked video from a US helicopter showing an airstrike that executed civilians in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff. Around the same time, on July 25, WikiLeaks discharges more than 91,000 records, for the most part, secret US military reports about the Afghanistan war.
WikiLeaks discharges 400,000 classified military documents chronicling the Iraq war. In November, Wikileaks 'outed' a huge number of US diplomatic links, including real to life perspectives on foreign leaders and blunt assessments of safety threats. The disclosures made worldwide news.
Sensational rumors and allegations flying around. Two ladies in Sweden affirm that Assange had raped them each on different occasions. Assange was arrested in the UK but freed on bail. Three months later, the Westminster Court orders Assange's extradition to Sweden. Assange appeals against it.
After the Swedish authorities pass on in 2017, May, that with Assange given a place of refuge in the Ecuador embassy, they can't push forward with the case. In 2019, Ecuador revokes Assange's shelter.
The charges against him are that he failed to show up for court he had obtained from a UK court. He finishes his sentence in mid-2020 however was not free as the extradition case was a forthcoming hearing. Meanwhile, Sweden first seeks his custody in May 2019, but drop the rape-related case as the evidence is now merely a trickle after the passage of a significantly huge amount of time.
Defense prosecutor psychiatrists affirm that Assange has been experiencing Asperger's syndrome, and serious depression and was a high suicide risk. Judge says it would be 'harsh' to remove Assange from the US, referring to worries for his psychological wellness. Assange's accomplice, Stella Moris, portrayed the decision as "the first step towards justice". Morris says the fight isn't yet finished and it is untimely to celebrate now.
The Snowden case and The NSA scandal
An individual liable for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden. A 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for a very long time as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.
The whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations. He was behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future, and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.
After several days of interviews with The Guardian, revealed his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he said.
Snowden went down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He was responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organizations – the NSA.
Seven years after Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of American's telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful – and that the US intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth.
He fled to Russia, he said on Twitter that the ruling was revenge of his decision to go public with evidence of the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping operation.
Evidence that the NSA was secretly building a vast database of US telephone records – the who, the how, the when, and the where of millions of mobile calls – was the first and arguably the most explosive of the Snowden revelations.