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About Julian Assange
Julian Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist who got notoriety when his company WikiLeaks published some confidential information about the United States Intelligence apparatus. This led to him been wanted by the U.S. government.
He is known as the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the website WikiLeaks. He is also a published author.
His Personal Life
He has been married and divorced once. He has a son, who is a software designer. He was granted political asylum by Ecuador after sexual assault allegations in Sweden in 2010. Assange and his partner Stella Morris married in prison in March, 2022.
As a teen, he hijacked a handful of secure systems, including NASA and the Pentagon, under the hacking alias "Mendax." He was charged by the Australian authorities with 31 counts of cybercrime in 1991, and he pleaded guilty to the majority of them.
Wikileaks published nearly 500,000 documents obtained from US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010, mostly relating to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; labeled a terrorist by the U.S government.
Beginning in 2019, Assange was held at Britain's high-security Belmarsh Prison in London. Because so much time had passed, Sweden dropped the sex crimes investigations in November 2019.
He received the Sydney Peace Foundation’s gold medal for his "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", an honor previously bestowed on exceptional people like anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama in May 2011.
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I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.Julian Assange
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.Julian Assange
In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.Julian Assange
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.Julian Assange
We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.Julian Assange
F.A.Q. about Julian Assange
When is his birthday?
Julian Assange's birthday is on July 3, 1971.
In how many days is his birthday?
Julian's birthday is in 362 days
How old is he?
He is 51 years old.
Where is Julian from?
He was born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.