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Julian Assange Arrested, Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested today at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in 2010.

The indictment alleges Assange conspired with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to crack the password of a classified U.S. government computer.

The Justice Department states, “During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange. The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manning to provide more information.  During an exchange, Manning told Assange that ‘after this upload, that’s all I really have got left.’ To which Assange replied, ‘curious eyes never run dry in my experience.’”

Earlier today, In a dramatic scene, Assange had to be carried out of the Ecuadorian embassy by London police.

If convicted, Assange faces up to 5 years in prsion.

For the full report, click HERE.

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