12 Apr 2019

Julian Assange charged with conspiracy

From The Panel, 4:19 pm on 12 April 2019

Australian hacker and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has outstayed his welcome at Eucador's Embassy in London where he's been holed-up since 2012. He's appeared in court, charged with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified computer at the Pentagon. Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno has been in the role since 2017 and describes Assange as an inherited problem. He says he ended the asylum due to "repeated violations to international conventions and daily life." International law expert Al Gillespie explains the seriousness of the charges and what is next for Assange.