Army Private Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for leaking more than 700,000 government documents and wire communications to Wikileaks. On Thursday Manning revealed — via a letter read by his lawyer on NBC’s TODAY — he will live as a woman and be referred to as Chelsea Manning. A photo depicting [...]
Crime Library takes a look at the original digital leakster, Julian Assange and his Wikileaks website. Is Assange a hero for the freedom of information or is he a dangerous new type of criminal? Decide for yourself.
Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.com, has proven to be at least as controversial as his site. While defending WikiLeaks from embarrassed governments, Assange has also had to defend himself against allegations of sex crimes in Sweden.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in hiding out in Ecuador’s London embassy since June 19, 2012, was granted refugee status today by that government in a purported effort to keep him from ever being extradited to the U.S. to stand trial for publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government documents online.