Publish button
Download
Login to download. Need an ID and password? Register now!
POLITICS: Julian Assange’s seven year exile (1) infographic
Responsive button
Adapt

WikiLeaks founder’s self-imposed incarceration

04/11/2019
Graphic News

April 11, 2019 -- Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has been arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has lived inside the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012, unable to exit for fear of extradition to the U.S. to face charges of espionage and other serious crimes.

Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court on other charges.

Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew asylum after Assange’s repeated violations of international conventions.

WikiLeaks says terminating Assange’s political asylum violates international law.

Assange’s home at the embassy has been a medium-sized room converted into a studio apartment, equipped with a bed, telephone, sun lamp, computer, shower, treadmill, and kitchenette.


21 days to go until NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.


Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @ graphicnews.com



Cookies