The NEWS here is almost not required as its Standard operating Procedure really.
My giddy goodness ! What a surprise !
The US has announced 17 fresh charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as a Swedish court announces it will hold a hearing on 3 June to decide whether to issue a detention order - the first step towards seeking his extradition from Britain to Sweden.
The US Justice Department has now charged Assange with violating the US Espionage Act in the publishing of military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.
The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange accusing him of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning with stealing secret US files and also recklessly exposing and endangering confidential sources in the Middle East and China who were named in the files.
also: about those rape charges... ...
Its not rape as most think of it. Its not any sign of a great human being either...