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Read the Indictment Against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

The indictment accuses Assange of assisting former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in cracking a password that helped Manning infiltrate Pentagon computers

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    'WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange Arrested

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and carried out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11, 2019. (Published Thursday, April 11, 2019)

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

    The charge was announced Thursday after Assange was taken into custody in London in connection with a U.S. extradition request, as well as for breaching U.K. bail conditions in 2012.

    His lawyer has previously said that Assange planned to fight any U.S. charges against him.

    The indictment accuses Assange of assisting Manning, a former U.S. intelligence analyst, in cracking a password that helped Manning infiltrate Pentagon computers.

    Read the full indictment below:

    A Timeline of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange's Time in Self-ExileA Timeline of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange's Time in Self-Exile

    WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange had spent up to six years in self-imposed exile at the Ecuadorean embassy in London until he was forcibly carried out and arrested by British police. These were the events that led up to it.

    (Published Thursday, April 11, 2019)