Reports reveal the federal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will always be sealed for the time being.
FILE – During this May 19, 2017, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters at a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in the uk. Federal prosecutors are fighting a request to unseal an apparent criminal complaint against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In papers filed Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Alexandria, Va., prosecutors argued how the public has no directly to know whether you have been charged until we have seen an arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
On Tuesday a federal judge Leonie Brinkema said she’s going to later rule on whether the public carries a straight away to be aware of the documents.
The judge said the us govenment developed a mistake in exposing Assange’s name during the documents.
The move practices a recently revealed court filing shows U.S. prosecutors had filed sealed and unknown charges against Assange.
She also noted no other case where the government was compelled to unseal the charging document prior to when the defendant’s arrest.