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The Case Of Julian Assange

The British police has arrested the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Embassy of Ecuador. The today 47-year-old Australian had sought in 2012 in the London building, refuge, and applied for asylum.

An Overview of the main events surrounding assange's time in Embassy:

2010

From July to October, the unveiling of the platform Wikileaks around 470'000 classified documents that have to do with the diplomatic activities of the United States, and with the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to be published. A further 250'000 documents are added later.

In November, the Swedish Prosecutor's office results in an international arrest warrant against Assange. He is accused of rape and sexual violence against two women.

Assange rejects the accusation and the police in London. Until the decision on an extradition request from Sweden, he comes out on bail to walk free.

2011

In February, instead of a British face to the Swedish extradition request. Assange expressed concerns: He fears that Sweden might hand him over to the United States, where him because of the leaked documents, a process and possibly even the death penalty.

2012

Julian Assange flees in June in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and applied successfully for political asylum. Ecuador is asking the British government in vain for permission to Assange to Quito to fail.

2016

to hear the Swedish investigators fail with your request, Assange in the London Embassy. A UN working group comes to the conclusion that Assange is in the Embassy building was "arbitrarily detained" and that of the United Kingdom, and Sweden, compensation had to be. Both countries reject the non-binding decision.

Before the US presidential election, Wikileaks published around 20'000 E-Mails from the party apparatus of the Democrats. They come from the campaign team of a candidate and former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

2017

After the pardon of Chelsea Manning, a main source of Wikileaks, explains the organization, Assange could face investigation in the United States, if his rights would be guaranteed. Meanwhile, the public Prosecutor's office in Sweden, the investigation against Assange.

The British police want to take him still, because he has violated his bail conditions. Assange gets to the Ecuadorian nationality, however, the government in Quito to fail with your concerns, in the case of the British authorities and diplomatic status for Assange to register. This would have allowed him to leave the Embassy without being arrested.

2018

Ecuador declared that it was in search of a mediator, to stop assange's "untenable" Situation. A request for the arrest warrant for reasons of health, to withdraw, to fail. In March, the Embassy staff cut then assange communication additions, because he had interfered in the Affairs of other countries. A Wikileaks lawyer, assange's life circumstances, describing it as "inhuman".

In October, the Ecuador imposes on Assange new rules of behavior and warns that a violation of the requirements could lead to the withdrawal of the asylum. Meanwhile, a document appeared in the United States, which against Assange apparently secretly been indicted.

2019

the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno explained that Assange had violated the conditions for his Embassy asylum "repeatedly". 25. April is to visit an independent human rights expert on Assange and make an estimation on whether his alleged violations to make an investigation necessary.

But it is not: On 11. April takes on the British police, Assange after asylum had been withdrawn.

(fal/afp)

Created: 11.04.2019, 13:35 PM

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