US Justice Department issues espionage charges against Assange

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The Justice Department just announced WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange has been charged with violating the Espionage Act in an 18-count indictment that said he “risked serious harm” to the US.

Assange is currently jailed in London, where he was arrested last month after spending several years in the Ecuadorian embassy there.

According to the AP, the new indictment says Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning to obtain and disclose classified national defense documents, including State Department cables and reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Via The Guardian/AP

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