ACLU has said this indictment establishes "a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organisations that hold the government accountable."
Julian Assange's journey from political asylum at Ecuadorian Embassy to prison: A timeline of key events in legal saga
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy came to an end on Thursday when British police dragged him out and arrested him based on an extradition request put across by the US.
The foreign ministry, central bank, president's office, internal revenue service, and more were targeted.
British police arrests Julian Assange; WikiLeaks alleges 'blackmail' over footage from inside Ecuador embassy in London
British police arrested Julian Assange, a day after WikiLeaks claimed it was being blackmailed by "dubious characters" who had obtained security camera footage of Assange inside Ecuador's embassy in London
Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape charge against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but he still remains holed up in London's Ecuador embassy.
WikiLeaks has blamed Ecuador for cutting off founder Julian Assange's internet access while he is holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and while his group is releasing thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
Julian Assange called for Britain and Sweden to "implement" a UN panel finding saying that he should be able to walk free from Ecuador's embassy.
Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa has said that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff "tomorrow."
Assange sought asylum at the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual molestation, which he strongly denies.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a life threatening heart defect and a chronic lung condition during his years confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in southwest London.
Assange sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in Britain in June 2012 after having exhausted all legal options at British courts to avoid being extradited to Sweden.
A British surveillance company has denied Ecuador's allegation that it planted a bug inside the South American country's London embassy.
The Foreign Office in London declined to comment immediately on the allegation and Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said he did not comment on security issues.
Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador's embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him, the WikiLeaks' founder said in an interview broadcast on Thursday.
Assange, who is trying to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations, has been sheltering inside Ecuador's Embassy in London — beyond the reach of British law enforcement — since 19 June.
A confidential document photographed by Britain's Press Association news agency lays out Scotland Yard's simple strategy for dealing with Julian Assange should he ever try to leave Ecuador's Embassy in London.
The Obama administration on Monday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making "wild assertions" about US persecution to deflect attention from sex allegations he faces questioning for in Sweden.
Foreign ministers of South America's 12-nation union on Sunday condemned Britain's threat last week to forcibly enter the Ecuadorean embassy in London and arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Britain is seeking an amicable solution with Ecuador to their diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a UK official insisted Saturday.