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
- 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.
- 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.
- Talks between the foreign ministers of Britain and Ecuador end with no breakthrough over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains in the country's London embassy.
- Julian Assange issues a statement to supporters from a balcony of London's Ecuadorean embassy, in which he refers to the U.S. Pentagon's recent description of the existence of WikiLeaks as an "ongoing crime" and suggests it is the intention of WikiLeaks to release a million more documents in 2013.
- In the stand-off between Britain and Ecuador over Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives a speech critical of the United States' policy against Wikileaks, "dragging us all in a dark, repressive world in which journalists live under fear of prosecution", from the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy.