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A Federal Grand jury in the US issued an indictment against Julian Assange. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the U.S. Department of justice.
The conclusion, which has already become the second involves a conspiracy with Assange hackers associated with the group Anonymous. According to the court, the organization Wikileaks received and published information intelligence consulting company, illegally obtained.
“It (the conclusion), indeed, expands the scope of collusion around the alleged computer break-ins, in which Assange accused earlier,” — said in the message Department.
Previously, Assange was unable to attend the hearing on extradition to the United States because of the serious health condition. The meeting was held via video link because of quarantine measures, however, Assange doctors advised him not to appear in public even in this mode.
The us Department of justice filed against Assange allegations 17 may 2019. In the case of extradition to the United States WikiLeaks founder faces up to 175 years in prison. A full hearing on his extradition will take place in September 2020.
In 2012 fearing extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape (the thing about it was phased out in 2019), Assange sought asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. There he stayed continuously for nearly seven years. In April last year, he was arrested by the British police.
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