Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Bundesliga-Tickets mit Garantie!

ITS | Jahn | Tjaereborg

Hotelsuche in 

CHRONOLOGY Main events in the Julian Assange case

By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
London (dpa) - Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has been hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. A timeline of the main events in the case:

July 2010: WikiLeaks releases its Afghanistan War Diary, a collection of some 90,000 mainly secret US government documents relating to the military engagement of Allied forces in Afghanistan.

August 2010: Swedish prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Assange, saying he is wanted for questioning in connection with claims of sexual offences.

October 2010: WikiLeaks publishes 400,000 classified documents in its Iraq War Diary.

December 2010: Assange gives himself up to British police. He is remanded in custody but released on bail after his supporters pay 240,000 pounds (375,000 dollars) in cash and sureties. He is electronically tagged and the legal battle over his extradition to Sweden begins.

February 2011: Belmarsh Magistrates‘ Court in London rules that Assange should be extradited to Sweden. Assange vows to appeal the decision fearing extradition to the United States.

May 2012: The Supreme Court rules that Assange should be extradited to Sweden.

June 2012: Assange takes refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and claims political asylum. British authorities threaten to arrest him if he leaves the embassy. Ecuador agrees to assess his claim for asylum.

August 2012: Ecuador grants Assange asylum, sparking a diplomatic row with Britain, which threatens to enter the embassy to arrest him.

August 2015: Swedish prosecutors drop three cases of alleged sexual offences against Assange, but say the investigation into a suspected rape in 2010 is ongoing.

February 2016: A UN panel says Britain and Sweden have been subjecting Assange to "arbitrary detention" and that he should be released.

December 2016: Assange says he is innocent in "politicized" rape case.

April 13, 2017: CIA chief Mike Pompeo slams Assange and WikiLeaks in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A few days later, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says US authorities plan to clamp down on leaks.

May 19, 2017: Swedish prosecutors repeal the warrant, saying they are dropping their preliminary investigation into a rape allegation. Assange hails the decision and vows to fight on against his "terrible injustice."

Ecuador‘s foreign minister urges Britain to give Assange safe passage.

May 24, 2017: Leftist Lenin Moreno is inaugurated as president of Ecuador after winning a tightly contested run-off and states Assange can remain in embassy. Moreno‘s main opponent, conservative Guillermo Lasso had said during campaign that if elected, he would ask Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.

The following day, Moreno warns Assange not to meddle in Ecuador‘s domestic politics and labels him a "hacker." Assange fires back on Twitter.

June 19, 2017: Assange is to make a statement from the balcony of London‘s Ecuadorian Embassy, five years to the day after taking refuge there.


Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
* Pflichtangaben
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)

Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
Paris (dpa) - A French journalist has died of injuries sustained when a mine exploded on Monday while she was covering the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, France Televisions said on Saturday.Veronique Robert had been transferred to a hospital
Berlin (dpa) - Germany‘s Social Democrats (SPD) will not sign any government coalition agreement following September‘s general election that does not enshrine marriage for everyone into German law, Justice Minister Heiko Maas told dpa."It
Bogota (dpa) - Two Dutch journalists, initially reported to have been released by the National Liberation Army (ELN), remain captive at the hands of the group late Friday.The Colombian guerilla organization said Friday it had released Derk Bolt and
Bogota (dpa) - The Colombian rebel group ELN said Friday it had released two Dutch journalists it kidnapped near the border with Venezuela earlier this week.According to the group‘s official radio station, the journalists were released in
Brussels (dpa) - The unwillingness of some member states to accept asylum seekers and refugees under common burden-sharing schemes, remains a thorn in the side of the European Union. This week, the issue is said to have taken up more time than the
Brussels (dpa) - French President Emmanuel Macron and his counterparts from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia want to pursue a relationship based on "mutual respect," Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.The five
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to
Berlin (dpa) - Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be made from recycled material as local organizers called on the Japanese population to donate "discarded or obsolete electronic devices" for the purpose."The organizing committee aims to
The Olympic spirit is perhaps best in evidence when, for a brief, shining and historical moment, an outsider from a small nation grabs the glory with their first-ever medal.Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Tears of joy, being overcome by emotion, instant fame,
Budapest (dpa) - Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, currently attending the Rio Olympics, put in a word for Budapest‘s bid to host the 2024 summer games, promising a compact venue that would make "one large Olympic park" of Hungary‘s capital
Berlin (dpa) - Former German national trainer Juergen Klinsmann called Olympic trainer Horst Hrubesch‘s work with his young football team "totally outstanding" as Germany heads into a gold medal final against hosts Brazil on Saturday.In remarks
Thiago Braz da Silva won an improbable Olympic pole vault gold ahead of French top favourite Renaud Lavillenie, who is furious about the behaviour of the noisy crowd.Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Thiago Braz da Silva stunned French top favourite Renaud


(24.06.2017 12:21)

11 / 16 °C

13 / 20 °C
12 / 20 °C
powered by
Stock News





© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, | Impressum