WikiLeaks founder accused of violating the Espionage Act

Accused the United States Department of Justice DOJ Julian Assange Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks WikiLeaks on charges of violating the Espionage Act by publishing classified information through the WikiLeaks website, which led to an escalation of the legal battle against prominent activist activists, freedom of the Press others.

Previously, the U.S. Department of justice to face the charges to founder WikiLeaks of committing the crime of penetration of the incident, but additional charges of 17 counts means that Assange could face a prison sentence far greater than if found guilty.

The facing Assange, if convicted on all charges, a maximum penalty of a term of 175 years in prison in the United States because of his alleged role in one of the largest operations of leaking classified information in the history of the United States.

Andarrested Assange last month in the British capital London after the withdrawal of Ecuador for asylum, he suddenly, after about seven years of asylum Julian to the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Sentenced by British court to imprisonment for 50 weeks in the UK due to violating terms of release on bail in 2012.

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The Julian Assange 47-year-old the possibility of extradition to the United States for his role in the publication of thousands of diplomatic and military documents secret on the WikiLeaks website in 2010, which embarrassed the American government in all parts of the world.

Although the indictment of the former face to Assange only one charge, but the new indictment accuses him of receiving and dissemination of military documents and diplomatic U.S. illegally dozens of times, which is a violation of the law of the Old Assembly.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, has assisted Julian in the 2010 local intelligence in the U.S. Army, Chelsea Manning, Chelsea Manning, in breaking a password calculator the government to get hundreds of thousands of military reports of America about the American wars in the Middle East is stored on the government network, the U.S. Secret SIPRNet Department of Defense.

Recall that the Ministry of Justice didn’t meet until now government officials who were accused of leaking confidential information to the media or the public, but this is the first time that used the Commercial Code issued in the era of the first World War in 1917 – by 102-year-old – against the press.

Law prohibits trade disclose national defense information that could be used against the United States or in favor of any foreign state.

The Department of Justice says: posted Assange secret documents on WikiLeaks contain the full names for Human Resources, presented information to the United States forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry of America around the world.

These included human sources of the Afghans and the Iraqis, including citizens, journalists, religious leaders, human rights defenders, and political opponents for oppressive regimes.

Ministry of Justice said: the actions of Assange formed a grave danger to the national security of the United States, presented the human resources risk of serious physical.

In response to the latest indictment, it published a WikiLeaks statement on Twitter in which she described the allegation as “crazy,” and “the end of journalism national security and the First Amendment”, which guarantees and ensures the freedom of expression.

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