The U.S. government found occasion to indict the founder of WikiLeaks

The U.S. government found occasion to indict the founder of WikiLeaks


Julian Assange

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U.S. prosecutors preparing the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the site. The agreement gave the U.S. Department of justice

As newspaper the Washington Post, under Barack Obama, the Prosecutor’s office did not know how to approach WikiLeaks, as the publication of secret documents was done not only this website but also various American publications. However, after coming to the White house new administration, the Ministry of justice made it clear to the Prosecutor that she may to take a new look at the case Assange.

According to the newspaper, the draft document prepared by the Prosecutor’s office, includes charges of employees WikiLeaks of stealing government property and violating the espionage act. However, while in the paper doesn’t mention who specifically will be responsible for it.

For according to CNN, the reason for the intensification of the investigation was the information that WikiLeaks actively helped Edward Snowden to make public a large number of classified documents of the national security Agency. In this case, it is not just about publishing data, and the participation in them of stealing.

In addition, the head of the CIA Mike Pompeo last week, stressed that in the case of Assange is not necessary to speak about freedom of speech enshrined in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution, because the founder of WikiLeaks is not a citizen of the United States.

Assange’s lawyer Barry Pollack said that while the Ministry of justice did not discuss with him the current status of the investigation, although the lawyer sent the appropriate requests.

The head of WikiLeaks, is still located on the territory of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.