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Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum today. Here's a look back in WikiLeaks history.
Ecuador offered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum today. It's another key moment in WikiLeaks' turbulent history. Here's a look back.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to demonstrators from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in central London on Oct. 15, 2011. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)
Dec. 2007: WikiLeaks officially launches its website.
Sept. 2008: Anonymous hacks Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo account during the presidential campaign. Her emails are then published by WikiLeaks.
April 2010: WikiLeaks publishes video of a 2007 helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists.
May 2010: US Army soldier Bradley Manning is arrested on suspicion of providing WikiLeaks with classified material.
July 2010: WikiLeaks publishes 91,000 documents on US involvement in Afghanistan.
Aug. 2010: Sweden issues an arrest warrant for Assange on one rape allegation and one allegation of molestation.
Oct. 2010: WikiLeaks publishes the Iraq War logs, 400,000 classified US documents on the Iraq war from 2004 to 2009.
Dec. 2010: Interpol puts Assange on its most-wanted list, citing rape allegations. Paypal cuts off WikiLeaks from using its services to collect donations.
June 2012: Assange files for political asylum at Eduador's London embassy.
Aug. 16, 2012: Julian Assange offered asylum in Ecuador.