Julian Assange http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30748/all en Ex-backer denounces "cultish devotion" to WikiLeaks founder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/ex-backer-denounces-cultish-devotion-wikileaks-founder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jemima Khan put up bail for Julian Assange</p> <p>* Wikileaks founder has taken refuge in Ecuadorean embassy</p> <p>* Khan says Swedish justice must deal with allegations</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Jemima Khan, a celebrity backer of Julian Assange who put up bail money for him, has gone public with her frustrations about the WikiLeaks founder, saying he demands "blinkered, cultish devotion" and should face justice in Sweden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/ex-backer-denounces-cultish-devotion-wikileaks-founder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hospitality Human Interest Jemima Khan Julian Assange Law National security Politics Security Technology WikiLeaks Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:45:41 +0000 5747872 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-supporter Khan says Assange has alienated allies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-supporter-khan-says-assange-has-alienated-allies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange risks turning from a popular hero into an L. Ron Hubbard figure, tolerating only "blinkered, cultish devotion", said one his former backers Jemima Khan.</p> <p>Claiming Assange had alienated his supporters, Khan, associate editor of the New Statesman, wrote for the weekly British magazine that Assange's anti-secrecy organisation was now "guilty of the same obfuscation and misinformation as those it sought to expose".</p> <p>She compared the Australian to US science-fiction author Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-supporter-khan-says-assange-has-alienated-allies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Jemima Khan Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:30:53 +0000 5748751 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-supporter Khan says Assange has alienated allies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-supporter-khan-says-assange-has-alienated-allies-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange risks turning from a popular hero into an L. Ron Hubbard figure, tolerating only "blinkered, cultish devotion", said one of his former backers Jemima Khan.</p> <p>Claiming Assange had alienated his supporters, Khan, associate editor of the New Statesman, wrote for the weekly British magazine that Assange's anti-secrecy organisation was now "guilty of the same obfuscation and misinformation as those it sought to expose".</p> <p>She compared the Australian to US science-fiction author Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-supporter-khan-says-assange-has-alienated-allies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Jemima Khan Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:16:07 +0000 5748890 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange embassy stand-off costs London police $4.5m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/assange-embassy-stand-costs-london-police-45m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The cost of keeping police round the clock outside the Ecuadoran embassy in London in case Julian Assange emerges has hit £2.9 million ($4.5 million, 3.4 million euros), British police said Friday.</p> <p>Officers have been stationed outside ever since the WikiLeaks founder jumped bail and fled there on June 19 after losing his battle in the British courts against extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault. Ecuador has granted him political asylum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/assange-embassy-stand-costs-london-police-45m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:31:26 +0000 5757167 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador's Correa calls for resolution of Assange case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/ecuadors-correa-calls-resolution-assange-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa called on Europe Sunday to quickly settle the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been holed up in the country's embassy in Britain for eight months.</p> <p>"It's a diplomatic situation for which a solution must be found... as quickly as possible," Correa told reporters shortly after declaring victory in presidential elections, saying the Australian's fate lies "in Europe's hands."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/ecuadors-correa-calls-resolution-assange-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Technology WikiLeaks AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:30:25 +0000 5758664 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange sees freedom in Australia senate seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/assange-sees-freedom-australia-senate-seat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes winning a seat in Australia's upper house would extricate him from his prolonged asylum inside Ecuador's London embassy, a report said Monday.</p> <p>In an interview published on Australian website The Conversation, Assange outlined a scenario that would set him free to return to home.</p> <p>If he takes a senate seat in the September 14 elections, "the US Department of Justice won't want to spark an international diplomatic row," The Conversation paraphrased Assange as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/assange-sees-freedom-australia-senate-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange Politics Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:30:38 +0000 5758686 at http://www.globalpost.com UK 'committed' to Assange solution after Ecuador election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/uk-committed-assange-solution-after-ecuador-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain told Ecuador's re-elected President Rafael Correa on Monday that it remains committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.</p> <p>Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in Britain for eight months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, creating a stand-off between Quito and London.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a statement on Monday hailing Ecuador's "successful" presidential elections, in which Correa won a second term in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/uk-committed-assange-solution-after-ecuador-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange Politics Social Issues Socialism Technology WikiLeaks AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:00:55 +0000 5759146 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia dismisses Assange fears as 'fantasy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/australia-dismisses-assange-fears-fantasy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed as "fantasy" claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Sweden's case against him is a conspiracy to have him extradited to the United States.</p> <p>Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in Britain for eight months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Stockholm over allegations of rape and sexual assault, creating a stand-off between Quito and London.</p> <p>Carr told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation late Monday that Assange, an Australian citizen, would be safer in Sweden than Britain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/australia-dismisses-assange-fears-fantasy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange Politics Social Issues Socialism Technology WikiLeaks AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:16:17 +0000 5766520 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuadorian minister visits Assange in London embassy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/ecuadorian-minister-visits-assange-london-embassy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ecuadorian minister said on Wednesday that Julian Assange was in "good spirits" after visiting the WikiLeaks founder inside Ecuador's embassy in London.</p> <p>Assange has been holed up in the tiny diplomatic mission for nine months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, which he denies.</p> <p>Ecuador's secretary of state for planning and development, Fander Falconi, met the former computer hacker during a brief visit to Britain.</p> <p>"He is in very good health and good spirits," Falconi told reporters at the embassy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/ecuadorian-minister-visits-assange-london-embassy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:31:31 +0000 5782292 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange appoints British monarchy opponent for Australian Senate bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/assange-appoints-british-monarchy-opponent-australian-senate-bi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rob Taylor</p> <p>CANBERRA (Reuters) - Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy for nine months, has appointed a high-profile opponent of Britain's monarchy to run his campaign for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/assange-appoints-british-monarchy-opponent-australian-senate-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 03:15:04 +0000 5798949 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/wikileaks-party-unveils-australian-election-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks unveiled plans Saturday to field candidates in at least three states in Australia's elections and said it would be "embarrassing" if Julian Assange won but couldn't take his seat.</p> <p>Assange, Australian-born founder of the controversial WikiLeaks site, announced that he would run for the Senate last year and is pushing ahead with the plan despite being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/wikileaks-party-unveils-australian-election-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:20:47 +0000 5803398 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/wikileaks-party-unveils-australian-election-plans-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks unveiled plans Saturday to field candidates in at least three states in Australia's elections and said it would be "embarrassing" if Julian Assange won but could not take his seat.</p> <p>Assange, Australian-born founder of the controversial WikiLeaks site, announced that he would run for the Senate last year and is pushing ahead with the plan despite being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/wikileaks-party-unveils-australian-election-plans-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:30:09 +0000 5803449 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks to release more US diplomatic records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/wikileaks-release-more-us-diplomatic-records <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks was on Monday to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange revealed.</p> <p>The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form.</p> <p>Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the domestic Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/wikileaks-release-more-us-diplomatic-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:37:12 +0000 5805220 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange voices confidence on Australia election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/assange-voices-confidence-australia-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuador's embassy in London, gave an upbeat assessment late Thursday to his chances of winning a seat in Australia's Senate.</p> <p>Assange, speaking by telephone to the US premiere of "Underground," an Australian film on his early hacking days, cited an opinion poll that gave him 27 percent voting intentions ahead of the election on September 14.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/assange-voices-confidence-australia-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Julian Assange Security Social Issues WikiLeaks AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:45:27 +0000 5812747 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange an outside chance in Australian vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/assange-outside-chance-australian-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands very little chance of winning a seat in Australia's national elections, according to a poll published Tuesday, showing only modest support for his campaign.</p> <p>Australian-born Assange intends to run for the upper house Senate in elections on September 14, with his WikiLeaks Party announcing earlier this month that they intend to field candidates in at least three states.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/assange-outside-chance-australian-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Assange National security Security Social Issues WikiLeaks AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:30:26 +0000 5817125 at http://www.globalpost.com