Julian Assange releases all Wikileaks documents

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Head of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has opened up the WikiLeaks database so anyone can download all the sensitive documents the organisation has collected.

These cover Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Las Vegas shootings, Steve Jobs, the WHO pandemic…The list is miles long and you can access it here.

WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 and came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and Cablegate (November 2010). After the 2010 leaks, the United States government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks.

In November 2010, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange over allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange said the allegations were a pretext for his extradition from Sweden to the United States over his role in the publication of secret American documents.

After losing his battle against extradition to Sweden, he breached bail and took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June 2012. He was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012 on the grounds of political persecution, with the presumption that if he were extradited to Sweden, he would be eventually extradited to the United States.

Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation in 2019, saying their evidence had “weakened considerably due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the events in question”.

Assange is currently being held in a UK prison.

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