Julian Assange –
Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, London (June 2013) Born 3 July 1971
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Residence Embassy of Ecuador, London, United Kingdom Nationality Australian Occupation Editor-in-chief and spokesman for WikiLeaks Home town Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Julian Paul Assange (born 3 July 1971, Townsville, Queensland) is an Australian publisher and journalist, best known as the editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published U.S. military and diplomatic documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. Assange has been under investigation in the United States since that time. In the same year, the Swedish Director of Public Prosecution opened a preliminary investigation into sexual offences that Assange is alleged to have committed. In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he took refuge at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He was granted political asylum by Ecuador and currently lives in the Embassy.
File Contents / Inventory:
- State and Terrorist Conspiracies, November 10, 2006 (offsite-link)