London Metropolitan police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday on a charge of breach of bail conditions and an extradition request from the United States.
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In an indictment unsealed Thursday by the Justice Department, officials said Assange was suspected of conspiring with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.
The federal charge stems from March 2010, when authorities say Assange “agreed to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on United State Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network, a United States government network used for classified documents and communications.”
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