WikiLeaks: A Chronicle Of Revealing Truths and Other Significant Events [video]_Featured_, Conspiracies, Corporate Controlled Media, Videos Friday, August 17th, 2012
For a couple of years the whole world has been following the fate of the most famous whistleblower on the planet – Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. RT’s Manuel Rapalo looks into the timeline of the events that brought the Wikileaks founder to where he is now.
In April 2010, Wikileaks released the collateral murder video depicting a U.S. fighter pilot shooting civilians in Iraq.
In August 2010, as Wikileaks continued to release classified documents regarding the war in Afghanistan, Sweden issued a warrant for Assange’s arrest on rape charges.
In November 2010, Wikileaks released “Cable Gate” – which revealed thousands of diplomatic cables spanning the globe.
In December 2010, Assange turned himself in to authorities in London. After being released on bail, Assange asserts his innocence and calls the allegations politically motivated.
In February 2011, a British court ruled to extradite him to Sweden. Then, Assange spends the next year engaged in appeals.
In October 2011, Assange announced that Wikileaks will be shut down due to a 95% drop in funding. Credit card companies including Master Card and Visa issued a blockade that made it nearly impossible to contribute to the site.
In April 2012, while under house arrest, Assange launched a new talk show on Russia Today. One of the people he interview was the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa.
In June 2012, Assange made a plea for asylum to the government of Ecuador and later walks into their embassy in London.
Today, we know that Equador has offered Assange asylum, but Britain has said they will arrest him as soon as he exits the embassy.