Julian Assange, responsible for one of the largest leaks of classified U.S. documents, has been holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London since June 2012, when he was granted diplomatic asylum. According to high-ranking U.S. law enforcement sources, there is no sealed indictment or criminal complaint against the WikiLeaks founder, despite rumors that he was under investigation by the Justice Department.
Nov. 1, 2013Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks, introduces singer M.I.A. via Skype to an audience at Terminal 5 in New York. In his video appearance, Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, spoke about online privacy and freedom of the press. Ecuador granted Assange diplomatic asylum in August.Taylor Hill/Getty Images
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