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Julian Assange

Julian Assange

Introduction

JULIAN ASSANGE


Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks, a very controversial personality

About

JULIAN ASSANGE

Julian Assange, born on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist known for founding WikiLeaks in 2006. Assange’s early life was marked by an unconventional upbringing. His mother, Christine, was involved with an anti-establishment theater group, and Assange spent much of his youth moving frequently and being homeschooled. His interest in computers and hacking emerged in his teenage years, leading to his involvement in the Melbourne underground hacking scene under the pseudonym "Mendax." He was part of a group called the International Subversives and was charged in 1991 with hacking activities, for which he received a fine and good behavior bond.


Assange's major claim to fame came with the creation of WikiLeaks, a platform designed to publish classified and sensitive information provided by anonymous sources. WikiLeaks gained international attention in 2010 after releasing a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video, the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and U.S. diplomatic cables. The releases sparked intense global debates about government secrecy, transparency, and national security.


Following the publication of the Manning leaks, Assange faced significant legal challenges. In November 2010, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange over allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange denied the allegations, claiming they were politically motivated, and fought extradition to Sweden from the UK. In June 2012, after exhausting his legal options in the UK, Assange sought asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he remained for nearly seven years. During his time in the embassy, Assange continued to work with WikiLeaks and commented on global political issues, but his asylum situation led to diplomatic tensions.


In April 2019, Ecuador revoked Assange’s asylum, and he was arrested by the Metropolitan Police for breaching bail conditions and on a subsequent U.S. extradition request. The U.S. indictment included charges related to conspiring with Manning to crack a password on a Pentagon computer network. In May 2019, additional charges were filed, including violations of the Espionage Act, sparking debates about press freedom and the potential implications for journalists.


Throughout his career, Assange has been a polarizing figure. Supporters view him as a champion of transparency and a hero of free speech, while critics argue that his actions have endangered lives and compromised national security. Assange’s health and legal battles have drawn significant international attention, with various human rights organizations advocating for his release and warning of the precedent his case might set for press freedom worldwide.


As of the latest updates, Assange remains in legal limbo, fighting extradition to the United States while his supporters continue to campaign for his release, highlighting concerns over his health and the fairness of his potential trial in the U.S. The outcome of his case continues to be a focal point in discussions about the balance between national security and the public's right to know.


REFERENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange

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Date of Birth: July 3, 1971


Julian Assange has a very deep revolutionary and rebellious attitude which is reflected in his Neptune being in his Ascendant (Personality and temperament) This Neptune rebellious energy is in conflict with Saturn, the planet which symbolises structures and obstructions, fears. Wll Saturn is found in Gemini which makes it aligned to America's ascendant(Personality). What else do you expect?

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