the UNITED states raises yet another indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The us authorities accuse him to have recruited hackers to the organization.
This was stated by the us department of justice in a statement on Wednesday.
the 48-year-old Assange, who is australian citizen, is already accused by the UNITED states for cooperation with the former efterretningsanalytiker in the us military Chelsea Manning to leak a large amount of classified material in 2010.
In the new indictment are no more charges to the existing 18, but the points to be extended according to the ministry of justice in scope.
The new charge is that Assange and his colleagues in WikiLeaks recruited hackers, and that Assange spoke at the hackerkonferencer in an attempt to encourage others to obtain information to WikiLeaks.
the ministry of Justice is also accusing Assange of having collaborated with the Chelsea Manning about to crack a password for one of the ministry of defense the Pentagon's computers.
Julian it is also important to lawyers say that the charges are politically motivated.
Assange is sitting in currently in custody in a prison in London. A british court has decided that he can't be released, because there is a risk that he will flee, when the UNITED states has requested his extradition.
A court in London has postponed a three-week hearing on the extradition until september at the earliest.
British police arrested Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in april 2019, where he had sought refuge in seven years.
Assange sought refuge at the embassy in 2012 originally to get rid of to be extradited to Sweden, where he was accused of being behind the rape and sexual assault against two Swedish women.
The Swedish charges were dropped in november 2019.