Julian Paul Assange “born July 3, 1971 Townsville, Queensland” Australian computer programmer, internet activist, editor and press spokesperson for the Wikileaks website.
The life of Julian Assange;
Assange was born in Townsville, Queensland. Her mother is Christine Ann Hawkins “born 1951” visual artist; his father, John Shipton, is an anti-war activist and contractor. Assange was born after the couple broke up.
When she was 1 year old, her mother married actor Richard Brett Assange. Around 1979, his mother divorced again and was with Leif Meynell. Assange had a nomadic childhood and lived in more than 13 Australian cities.
In addition to being taught at home, he has been in many schools. He studied primary school in New South Wales in 1979 & 1983 and high school in Townsville. He studied programming, mathematics and physics at the University of Central Queensland in 1994 and the University of Melbourne in 2003 & 2006.
In 1987, he entered the hacker business with the username Mendax. Mendax, Trax, and Prime Suspect formed the hacker group called International Subversives. They hacked as a group include Pentagon, MILNET, United States Navy, NASA, Overseas Telecommunications Commission, Citibank, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Panasonic.
Software and programming;
In 1993, Assange provided technical advice to the Victoria Police Child Abuse Unit and assisted with prosecutions. In the same year, he started working on Suburbia Public Access Network, one of the first public internet service providers in Australia. Started programming in 1994, co-authored the “strobe.c” TCP port scanner, patches to the open source database PostgreSQL “1996” Usenet caching software NNTPCache “1996” Deniable encryption system “1997” for Rubberhose and web-based search engines The command line tool made Surfraw for “2000”. During this period, he led the AUCRYPTO forum. In 1996 he ran Best of Security, a website “advising on computer security” with 5,000 subscribers, contributing to the research of Suelette Dreyfus’ Underground “1997” book on Australian hackers. For a patent filed with the National Security Agency for voice-data collection technology in August 1999, he said: (This patent should worry people. People’s overseas phone calls are copied and archived in the bowels of an incomprehensible foreign spy agency), he said. The systematic abuse of technology by governments has remained a constant concern for the fundamental freedoms of the world’s citizens – more than a decade later, Assange summed it up in the introduction to Cypherpunks “2012”: (Our greatest means of salvation, the Internet, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen) .
Wikileaks was founded in 2006. Assange is one of the nine members of the board of directors and is also the press spokesperson. Although the newspapers described him as (manager) or (founder) of Wikileaks, Assange said (I don’t consider myself a founder, I am just an editor). The final word and approval in the documents to be uploaded to the site is Assange. Like all other site employees, Assange works voluntarily and free of charge for the site.
WikiLeaks, which he founded, published documents on the rules on the treatment of prisoners at the American base Guantanamo in Cuba, the extrajudicial executions in Kenya, and the deaths of civilians in the War in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The documents released to the public on the WikiLeaks website towards the end of November 2010 had a great impact, and a smear campaign was launched against Assange.
“Sexual harassment investigation”
The prosecutor’s office in Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange on November 18, 2010, on charges of sexual harassment. On December 7, 2010, he was arrested by Sweden at the police station in London, where he voluntarily went to testify about the rape allegations, on the grounds that he had an arrest warrant. He was released on parole at the hearing he held on December 14, 2010.
Claiming that he was under political prosecution under the guise of sexual harassment, Assange was at the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 19 June 2012, and his right of political asylum, which he requested as of 16 August 2012, was approved by the Ecuadorian government. Objecting to the decision, the British government formally warned the Ecuadorian government and announced that Assange would not be allowed to leave the country and would enter the embassy building if necessary. Ecuador has brought the issue to the agenda of regional organizations.
On May 19, 2017, Swedish attorney general Marianne Ny announced that her seven-year sexual harassment investigation had been dropped.
US espionage investigation;
In an investigation conducted in the USA; It is being investigated whether Julian Assange encouraged private Bradley Manning, who leaked US military confidential documents and is still in custody, to leak documents. If it is determined that Assange played a role in Manning’s act of document leakage, it is stated that the USA will also sue Assange.
On April 11, 2019, he was arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he had been staying since 2012, after his asylum was abolished. Assange’s lawyer said in a statement that he was detained on grounds of (US extradition request “and” violation of bail conditions). The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Assange’s citizenship granted in 2017 was abolished.
“Julian Assange made america honest to judge her wrongs. Although America does not want the world to know about these unsanitary conditions and the mistakes it made in Afghanistan, now every citizen of the world knows. America has committed a crime and must pay her punishment“