Read the Indictment Against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

The indictment accuses Assange of assisting former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in cracking a password that helped Manning infiltrate Pentagon computers

The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

The charge was announced Thursday after Assange was taken into custody in London in connection with a U.S. extradition request, as well as for breaching U.K. bail conditions in 2012.

His lawyer has previously said that Assange planned to fight any U.S. charges against him.

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The indictment accuses Assange of assisting Manning, a former U.S. intelligence analyst, in cracking a password that helped Manning infiltrate Pentagon computers.

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