- Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist
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|When was Julian Assange born?
||03 July 1971
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Who is Julian Assange? / Facts
- He is editor-in-chief of the organisation WikiLeaks, which he founded in 2006
- He has won numerous accolades for journalism, including the Sam Adams Award and Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism
- Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006 but came to global prominence in 2010 when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks, allegedly provided by Chelsea Manning
- These leaks included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and CableGate (November 2010)
- Assange became even more globally recognized after WikiLeaks published more leaks - the DNC leaks and the Podesta emails - during the United States presidential election, 2016
- Following the 2010 leaks, the United States government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and asked allied nations for assistance
- In November 2010, a request was made for Assange's extradition to Sweden, where he had been questioned months earlier over allegations of sexual assault and rape
- Assange continued to deny the allegations after the case was re-opened, and expressed concern that he would be extradited from Sweden to the United States due to his perceived role in publishing secret American documents
- Assange surrendered himself to UK police on 7 December 2010 and was held for ten days in solitary confinement before being released on bail
- After exhausting his legal options in the United Kingdom, Assange sought and was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012
- Assange has since remained in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and is unable to leave without being arrested for breaching his bail conditions
- The United Nations' Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found, by a majority, that he has been "arbitrarily detained" and that his detention should be brought to an end; UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond rejected the working group's opinion and called Assange a fugitive from justice
- Sweden finally agreed to question Assange in Ecuador's London embassy on 14 November 2016
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