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Jun 12, 2012, 11.46 PM IST
BRITAIN-ASSANGE-WIKILEAKS:Timeline: WikiLeaks founder Assange appeals against extradition
REUTERS - WikiLeaks releases a video showing a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad. Eight days later U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticises WikiLeaks, saying it failed to provide any context explaining the situation.
June 7 - The U.S. military says that Army Specialist Bradley Manning, who was deployed to Baghdad, has been arrested in connection with the release of the classified video. The U.S. intelligence analyst faces a court-martial in September 2012 after being accused of leaking thousands of government files to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, aiding the enemy identified as al Qaeda.
July 25 - More than 91,000 documents, most of them secret U.S. military reports about the war in Afghanistan, are released by WikiLeaks.org.
October 22 - WikiLeaks releases about 400,000 classified U.S. military files chronicling the Iraq war from 2004 to 2009, the largest leak of its kind in U.S. military history.
November 18 - A Swedish court orders Assange's detention as a result of an investigation begun in September by the prosecutor's office into allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.
November 28 - WikiLeaks releases thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables that include candid views of foreign leaders and blunt assessments of security threats.
December 7 - Assange is arrested by British police on a European warrant issued by Sweden and held in jail after a judge refuses to grant bail.
December 14 - A British judge grants bail of 200,000 pounds for the release of Assange. Prosecutors, representing Sweden, appeal against the bail decision. Two days later the decision to grant bail is upheld by London's High Court.
August 25, 2011 - WikiLeaks releases thousands of previously unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables from its cache of more than 250,000 State Department reports.
October 24 - Assange says WikiLeaks will have to stop publishing secret cables and devote itself to fund-raising.
November 2 - Britain's High Court says Assange should be extradited to Sweden. A month later Assange is given permission to appeal the decision On the grounds that the European arrest warrant was invalid because it was issued by a prosecutor and not a judge or a court as required in Britain.
May 30, 2012 - Court backs Assange's extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
(Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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