In the past few days, news media all over the world have been paying attention to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, known as the "Robin Hood hacker", who was arrested by the British police in the Ecuadorian embassy and ended his long stay in the embassy. 7 years of political asylum.....

Most people are familiar with his experience. The most famous one is leaking more than 9 secret documents of the US military in Afghanistan...

For quite a long time, Assange and his WikiLeaks have been the main sources of many netizens in the world seeking political secrets... Now he has been formally arrested and transferred to a British court for trial, and may be extradited to the United States in the future.Assange's story is about to enter a new stage.

Today we are going to talk about the little-known stories of Assange from the establishment of WikiLeaks to his long-term refuge in the Ecuadorian consulate...

For seven full years, I haven't stepped out of the embassy...

On the day he was arrested, he looked like an old man, but he was curious.

What happened in the past 7 years...

Assange was born in Australia in 1971. His parents were divorced and his family was turbulent. He didn't even have the opportunity to receive a formal education in school. However, the child who went wild showed amazing learning talent. He quickly learned by himself. Stand out from your peers....

At the age of 16, he got a modem, and since then, his computer has the ability to connect to the Internet. Soon, he practiced as a hacker, and once led two colleagues to break into confidential networks in Europe and North America, which caused an investigation by the Australian police...

In 1991, he invaded the terminal of the Canadian telecommunications company "Nortel" in Melbourne. After being arrested, he was charged with 31 hacking crimes. However, he finally only paid a fine...

Although this trial was a false alarm in the end, it allowed Assange to experience the hardships of his life for the first time. His dark brown hair lost its color after 30 rollercoaster trials. Iconic off-white.

Since then, this gray hair is not only a sign of his personal image, but also the best testimony of his later life experience... After turning into a "white-headed wizard", Assange once embarked on the path of conformity and he married a wife. Having a baby, getting divorced, spent a period of time when ordinary programmers generally guarded themselves.

In those years, while he started a software company, he was still immersing himself in hacking skills, and at the same time doing another thing... In 2006, WikiLeaks, founded by Assange, was born, and since then opened a world-shocked "exposure" The secret road"!

In December, he first broke the news about a confidential document of the leader of the Somali rebels. The document itself did not arouse much interest from the media, but Assange himself and his "WikiLeaks" who obtained this information entered it. It has become the focus of attention of major media...

After a small test, Assange and "WikiLeaks" began to explode one after another.First, in 2008, the confidentiality manual of Scientology was published, which made this suspected cult high-level embarrassed.

In 2010, Assange got a bigger vote. This single is expected to make Assange a world-famous legendary hacker. His WikiLeaks broke the news about 9 confidential documents of the US military in Afghanistan. As soon as it came out, the world was shocked. These documents containing content such as the killing of civilians by the US military in Afghanistan made the US government, which had been criticized for the war in Afghanistan, even more pressure...

On the other hand, Assange's action to expose war crimes has also been supported by many people. He himself was even voted as the Man of the Year by readers of Time Magazine, and the limelight overshadowed the popular singer Lady Gaga...

However, Behind Assange's fame and fame is the US government that is extremely angry at the leak.In November 2010, the US Attorney General formally signed a criminal investigation order against "WikiLeaks" and its founder Assange. In December of the same year, Assange was arrested by the Swedish police and accused him of being involved in a rape case... .

At the time Assange was in London, England, and the Swedish prosecutor accused Assange of rape in Sweden.So he asked to extradite him to Britain.Assange was quickly arrested in the UK, after the Supreme Court of the UK,It was decided to extradite him to Sweden and hand it over to the Swedish government.The Swedish request was to extradite him back to Sweden for questioning, and the content was also about the rape case. Whether the rape case was not discussed, at least at that time, the Swedish side did not even initiate a formal lawsuit against him.

However, Assange, who broke the news about the confidential documents of the US military in Afghanistan, was worried:The rape investigation is a trap. Once he is handed over to the Swedish government by the UK, the Swedish government is likely to extradite him to the US again. At that time, the consequences will be unpredictable...

In order to avoid the pursuit of the United States, Assange quickly took action. He began to search the world for a country that could shelter him. Finally, after many inquiries and contacts, he finally contacted the Ecuadorian embassy in London...

In June 2012, during his release on bail, Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to seek asylum. Since then, he started his 7-year political asylum career in the Ecuadorian Embassy...

The then President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, also expressed firm support for Assange:

"We welcome Assange to stay here, if he wants, he can stay for several centuries..."

With the formal asylum, Assange, who had just hid in the embassy, ​​temporarily settled down with a hanging heart. However, he soon discovered that the life of refuge under the fence was a bit miserable...

At the Ecuadorian Embassy, ​​Assange initially lived in a small room of only 18 square meters. There was no facility in the room. He could only sleep on an air mattress.

However, Assange soon discovered that this room facing the street was too noisy.So he discussed with the embassy staff that he wanted to move to a female public bathroom next to him. The staff also met the requirements of this guest. In order to allow him to live, he specially remodeled the bathroom and removed the flush toilet. , And bought some daily necessities...

However, it’s still uncomfortable to live in the remodeled room... After several rounds, Assange finally has a third room. He finally settled down here. Knowing that his life is inconvenient, some of his supporters went through various channels. I brought him desk lamps, telephones, computers, new beds, and exercise bikes for his daily exercise...

Now, Assange can not only live here, he also uses that computer to turn this room into a new "WikiLeaks Office", the legendary hacker in refuge, only the network cable is still there, he is doomed to Keep making big noise...

When Assange first took refuge in the embassy, ​​the British government wrote to the Ecuadorian ambassador, stating that the British police had the right to enter the embassy and arrest the wanted man Assange. However, the Ecuadorian ambassador did not compromise and criticized tit for tat:"The letter from the British government is full of threats and hints. Their actions like this are a flagrant disregard of the Vienna Convention..."

Since the embassy did not allow entry, the police in Scotland Yard could not rush in, so the police squatted at the door of the embassy, ​​staying at the gate of the embassy, ​​and rotating around the clock. Once Assange came out, he was immediately handcuffed and arrested. .

Of course Assange could see these London policemen who were guarding him 24 hours a day. At this point, he was completely unable to get out...

Of course, the police stationed in Scotland Yard was nothing at first, but over time, the media began to break the news.The police squatted in shifts 24 hours a day, spending as much as 1 pounds a day, spending so much taxpayer's money, just to squat every day for a person to be arrested in the United States, the British people quit, and for a while, people complained.

Scotland Yard has been sending police officers to guard 2012 hours a day since June 6. In the past few years, Assange did not dare to neglect. He could not go out of the embassy. He basically relied on ordering takeout for meals on weekdays. In order to prevent being poisoned, He also changed takeaway restaurants occasionally....

In addition to the difficult living conditions, staying in the same den also made Assange very aggrieved. Fortunately, there is a computer in the room, and he is highly skilled in hackers. He still uses this computer to remotely control WikiLeaks. Those amazing secrets. Still being continuously collected by WikiLeaks....

In 2013, Assange, who was a little panicked at the embassy, ​​finally made a noise. He announced:A new party named after WikiLeaks was formally established, and it was announced that it would participate in the elections to be held in Australia later as a candidate for the Senate... Although the slogans were loudly shouted, the reality is still skinny. After all, at the gate of the Ecuadorian embassy, Just stood a bunch of police officers from Scotland Yard...

At this time, he still couldn't leave the embassy for half a step, let alone participate in the general election...

The door was blocked by the police in Scotland Yard, and he could only stay in a small area like the embassy. Apart from surfing the Internet, Assange’s occasional activity that would make him happy is probably a visit by a celebrity...

In 2014, the famous American singer Lady Gaga, French star, and Manchester United star Cantona came to visit him at the embassy one after another. It was one of the few social events in Assange's depressed asylum career.

In 2014, the extremely haggard Assange was photographed by the media, showing a rare smile.

In 2015, Assange finally ushered in another happy event. In October, he blocked the door of the embassy for 10 years and spent 3 pounds a day. In the past few years, he spent a total of 1 million pounds in Scotland. The police officers on the scene were eventually withdrawn by the British government because of their huge expenditure and unable to withstand the pressure of public opinion..

Assange, who had been guarded by the London police for three full years, finally breathed a sigh of relief. When he met with the visiting African American leader Jesse Jackson, he went to the balcony to greet the media outside the embassy...

However, happy days are always short, and the years of jail-like refuge are extremely long. Ordinary people can't stand a year in such a small place, not to mention Assange who has always been tossing about.

I have lived in the embassy for more than 3 years. Although we have been with each other for a long time, the staff of the embassy have become increasingly unwilling to see this asylum guest.The reason is that it is suffocated. Assange often makes noise in the embassy, ​​sometimes skateboarding in the corridor, playing football...

Someone who had close contact with Assange broke the news that the legendary hacker had very poor personal life habits. He often grabbed food with his hands and ate it directly on his pants after eating:"His pants are definitely the greasiest and most disgusting I have ever seen in my life..."

Of course, the trivial things in life boil down to small problems, no harm.What really angered the Ecuadorian Embassy was that the next year, Assange made another scene in his small room that shocked the world...

In 2016, the U.S. election was in full swing, and Trump and Hillary Clinton were inextricably fighting each other. At this juncture, the WikiLeaks website announced an anomaly!

This material shocked the United States and the world:

In the published documents, among the nearly 3 emails sent and received by Clinton himself, nearly 1700 have direct contacts with Libya, Syria, Al Qaeda, and ISIS.

No one knows who is behind these documents....

However, the forces behind this finally chose WikiLeaks as the publishing platform.

And WikiLeaks also gave unparalleled support for this.

This revelation is tantamount to dropping a blockbuster on the media around the world. We don't know how this move will affect the outcome of the election.However, this time WikiLeaks’ noise made the Ecuadorian side who took him in really dissatisfied. They believed that there must be Assange’s permission behind these actions, and this will undoubtedly lead to more tension between Ecuador and the West....

They began to beat Assange to warn Assange not to mess around on the Ecuadorian territory.

During this period, Assange also felt comforted. A little cat gifted to him by his family brought a rare joy to his prison-like political asylum...

However, the political climate is also unpredictable.

In 2017, the new President of Ecuador came to power and his treatment of Assange began to change.

In January 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador declared that the Ecuadorian government had granted Assange Ecuadorian citizenship. However, within two months, Ecuador shut down Assange who was hiding in the embassy. According to the Ecuadorian government, this was because Assange violated the previous agreement reached with Ecuador not to interfere in the affairs of other countries.

During this period, the Ecuadorian government started negotiations with the United Kingdom to discuss the transfer of Assange...

On July 2018, 7, Ecuador was close to reaching an agreement with the United Kingdom to stop Assange’s political asylum and hand it over to the United Kingdom.On July 7, the President of Ecuador officially announced that Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, must finally leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK!

This day has arrived. Yesterday, at 4 am on April 11th, UK time,

At the invitation of Ecuador, the British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested Assange, who had taken refuge here for 7 years.

During the arrest, Assange struggled for a while, but finally gave up resistance. He was escorted into a police car for further trial. In the police, he gave the media a thumbs up, leaving the last image before the arrest...

On the other hand, according to the BBC report, the U.S. Department of Justice is making intensive preparations to prosecute Assange. Assange is very likely to be extradited to the United States for trial...

He was born 10 years ago, exposed the shocking secrets and shocked the world, and embarked on the road of escape to the Ecuadorian embassy. After 7 years of life like a prison, what will Assange’s future look like, we can only continue to wait. ....

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The Australian hero Assange, the white-haired magician, will be arrested to the United States.I don’t know what attitude and specific actions the Australian Liberal Party government and the Labor Party have on this? Still have the attitude and didn't act?

The article mentioned that "In 2013, Assange, who was a little panicked at the embassy, ​​finally made a noise. He announced:A new political party named after WikiLeaks was formally established, and it was announced that it would participate in the general election to be held in Australia at a later date as a candidate for the Senate..." I don’t know the name of the political party established by Assange?

If Assange is running for the Prime Minister of Australia, shall we go and advertise for him together? What do you think?