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Julian Assange

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Profession: Wikileaks Founder

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Editor-in-chief of the controversial whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks.

Born: July 3, 1971
Birthplace: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Age: 49 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 2006-10-04 WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange
  • 2012-08-16 Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador
  • 2012-09-17 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom
  • 2015-08-13 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion
  • 2019-04-11 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by police and arrested on failure to appear in court on US extradition charges
  • 2019-05-01 Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London

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