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WorldUnsealed docs reveal new details in case against Assange

00:05  16 april  2019
00:05  16 april  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has secretly filed criminal charges against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange , a person familiar with the case said, a drastic escalation of the government’s yearslong battle with him and his anti -secrecy group.

Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador. Assange and his supporters have frequently claimed US authorities were already prosecuting him in secret. It was submitted to court in Kokayi’s case in August this year and was initially sealed. The reason for its unsealing was unclear.

Unsealed docs reveal new details in case against Assange© Getty Images Unsealed docs reveal new details in case against Assange A federal judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents filed in the case against Julian Assange, offering up new details about the U.S.'s allegations against the WikiLeaks founder.

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How Assange ’s name and fate appeared in those court documents is apparently anyone’s guess. “The news that criminal charges have apparently been filed against Mr. Assange is even more troubling than the haphazard manner in which that information has been revealed ,” Assange lawyer

But Mueller’s latest document contains new details . The unsealing of the indictment confirmed suspicions that the Virginia case against Assange centers on WikiLeaks’ first impactful leaks in 2010, when the secret-spilling website began dumping hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and U.S

The original affidavit and criminal complaint were made public in a Virginia federal court for the first time since they were filed in 2017, and includes chat logs between Assange and former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

Assange was arrested last week in London at the request of U.S. authorities, after the Ecuadorian government decided to stop allowing Assange to remain in their U.K. embassy. The Justice Department later unsealed its indictment against the WikiLeaks founder.

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A federal judge has refused to unseal charges against Julian Assange at a federal court in Virginia, after a prosecutor inadvertently revealed Assange had This despite the government acknowledging an error in an unrelated case in which a federal prosecutor had referred to 'the fact that Assange has

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The U.S. is alleging that Assange sought to help Manning crack a password in order to access a Defense Department network, where classified information was stored. They point to chat logs allegedly documenting communication between the two individuals as evidence of the conspiracy.

The affidavit released Monday states that U.S. authorities were able to identify Assange as the person Manning was communicating with through hints he dropped during the chats.

For example, the individual wrote in March 2010 that he enjoyed debates and "[j]ust finished one on the IMMI, and crushed some wretch from the journalists union."

IMMI referred to Icelandic Modem Media Initiative, a legislative proposal under consideration in Iceland at the time. Assange had recently participated in an event at the University of Iceland that included discussion of the IMMI, according to the court filing.

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The unsealed charges against Assange were disclosed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen Dwyer as she made a filing in an unrelated case and urged a judge to keep the filing sealed. Dwyer later wrote that these charges "need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in

The Department of Justice appears to have inadvertently revealed in an unsealed court filing that they have prepared charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The affidavit also states the the individual "appeared to have extensive knowledge of WikiLeaks' day-to-day operations, including knowledge of submissions of information to the organization, as well as of financial matters."

And the person said in late March 2010 that he would be traveling to Norway for an investigative journalism conference, and that Assange spoke at such an event in Norway at that time, according to the filing.

The affidavit states that Manning also believed she was communicating with Assange, but that "it took me four months to confirm that the person i was communicating was in fact assange."

The document also details the WikiLeaks' release of secret documents obtained by Manning. But it notes that "it remains unknown whether Manning and Assange were successful in cracking the password," related to the conspiracy charge Assange is currently facing.

"Investigators have not recovered a response by Manning to Assange's question, and there is no other evidence as to what Assange did, if anything, with respect to the password," the document states.

Manning was convicted in 2013 on multiple counts, including violations of the Espionage Act and copying and disseminating classified military field reports. She allegedly downloaded four almost complete databases from different U.S. agencies that included sensitive information about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as Guantanamo Bay operations and other State Department cables.

Manning served nearly seven years in prison before former President Obama commuted her sentence.

DOJ confirms active Julian Assange investigation.
Prosecutors have confirmed that there's an "ongoing criminal investigation" that relates to Julian Assange's case, according to an assertion they made in court on Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Justice Department wrote to a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia that it needed to keep a document in the case from more than a year ago still secret because of the ongoing activity.

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