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Key takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Updated : April 12, 2019 02:07 PM IST

He's accused of conspiring in 2010 with Chelsea Manning, then a US Army intelligence analyst who leaked troves of classified material to WikiLeaks, to crack a password that would give her higher-level access to classified computer networks.
Assange and his supporters say he's a journalist who deserves legal protections for publishing stolen material. But the indictment doesn't really have to do with whether Assange is a journalist.
Assuming he is eventually brought to the US, Assange would face charges in the Eastern District of Virginia, just outside Washington.
Key takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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