• 17 New Counts of Violating the Espionage Act Ratchets Up Stakes in Case Against Julian Assange

    3 monthes ago - By Slate

    The counts carrying a potential sentence of 10 years apiece, ratcheting up the severity of the government's case and the First Amendment implications.
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  • New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges

    New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges

    3 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Supporters of Julian Assange protest outside the Ecuadorian embassy as the Wikileanks founder awaits a High Court hearing to determine whether he will be extradited to Sweden on sexual charges. Now new US charges have been added to a previous indictment: 17 counts of espionage. (credit: Amer Ghazzal / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
    Today, the Department of Justice filed a new indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with the US District Court in Alexandria, Va.-adding 17 more charges atop the original hacking charge used to file for Assange's extradition from the United...
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