Demonstrations in favour of the WikiLeaks website and its spokesperson Julian Assange are held across Australia. The Australian government is accused of opposing freedom of speech.
Hundreds protest against the arrest of Julian Assange and accuse the Australian government of opposing free speech.
- Al Jazeera
- The Sydney Morning Herald
- Advocates of free speech march through the streets of Sydney in support of WikiLeaks spokesperson Julian Assange, who is in England battling attempts by Sweden to have him extradited. Greens MP David Shoebridge addresses the crowd and calls for support from the Australian government.
- Swedish prosecutors drop a seven-year sexual assault investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- London police end their three-year long, round-the-clock guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy waiting to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officers have been stationed at this embassy since June 2012. Police said the operation cost 11.1 million pounds (17.6 million dollars) through April 2015. Assange is wanted for jumping bail in England and sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Assange denies the Swedish charges and suspects the real reason is to bring him to the U.S.
- Swedish prosecutors drop some charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as the statute of limitations expire but will continue to investigate rape claims.
- The Swedish Supreme Court rejects a bid from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to revoke the warrant for his detention in 2010.
- Christine Assange, mother of the imprisoned WikiLeaks spokesperson Julian Assange, expresses her anger with the Australian government, especially Julia Gillard, on the Seven Network.
- Demonstrations in favour of the WikiLeaks website and its spokesperson Julian Assange are held across Australia. The Australian government is accused of opposing freedom of speech.