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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Espionage

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Espionage

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday.

According to Reuters, the DOJ says Assange unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in accessing classified information.

Las month, Assange was charged more narrowly with conspiring with Manning to gain access to a government computer.

In 2010, Manning helped WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of U.S.

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