WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves as he arrives in Australia on June 26.
Assange kisses his wife Stella Assange as he arrives in Canberra on June 26.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves after arriving at Canberra Airport in Canberra, Australia, on June 26.William West/AFP/Getty Images

Assange is seen on a video screen in March 2015, during an event on the sideline of a United Nations Human Rights Council session.
Assange speaks to the media in May 2017, after Swedish prosecutors had dropped their investigation of rape allegations against Assange. But Assange acknowledged he was unlikely to walk out of the embassy any time soon. "The UK has said it will arrest me regardless," he said. "The US CIA Director (Mike) Pompeo and the US attorney general have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no ... First Amendment rights, that my arrest and the arrest (of) my other staff is a priority. That is not acceptable."
A van displays images of Assange and Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who supplied thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in April 2019. A senior Ecuadorian official at the time said no decision had been made to expel Assange from the embassy. According to WikiLeaks tweets, sources had told the organization that Assange could be kicked out of the embassy within "hours to days."
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Assange gestures from a police vehicle after arriving at the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London in April 2019.
Assange is seen through the window of a prison van as he is driven into the Southwark Crown Court in London in May 2019. He was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012.
A sketch depicts Assange appearing at the Old Bailey courthouse in London for a ruling in his extradition case in January 2021. A judge <a href=

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves as he arrives in Australia on June 26.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves after arriving at Canberra Airport in Canberra, Australia, on June 26.
Assange holds a copy of The Guardian newspaper in London on July 26, 2010, a day after WikiLeaks posted more than 90,000 classified documents related to the Afghanistan War.
In pictures: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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By Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Thomas Manglona, CNN

Updated 7:59 AM EDT, Wed June 26, 2024