Julian Assange, former hacker, programmer and founder of WikiLeaks.com, has proven to be at least as controversial as his site. While defending WikiLeaks from embarrassed governments, Assange found himself in the fight of his life battling allegations of sex crimes in Sweden; the case is far from over.
Crime Library takes a look at the original digital leakster, Julian Assange and his Wikileaks website. Is Assange a hero for the freedom of information or is he a dangerous new type of criminal? Decide for yourself.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in hiding out in Ecuador’s London embassy since June 19, 2012, was granted refugee status today by that government in a purported effort to keep him from ever being extradited to the U.S. to stand trial for publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government documents online.