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Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal in inadvertent court filing

Accepted submission by mendax at 2018-11-16 04:35:37 from the Boy-Do-I-Need-Asylum dept.
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The Washington Post has revealed:

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets.

The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote "due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged." Later, Dwyer wrote the charges would "need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested."

This adds a new dimension to Julian Assange asylum saga.


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