Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at court on April 11, 2019 in London.

Expand / Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival in court on April 11, 2019 at London. (credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

In 2010,”Assange consented to assist Manning in breaking up a password stored on United States Department of Defense computers,” the indictment charges. Manning supposedly provided Assange with the the hash of a password and requested Assange to crack it.

The indictment focuses on the role of Assange in assisting Chelsea Manning steal information from the US military.

British authorities arrested Wikileaks creator Julian Assange on Thursday. He had been hiding because 2012 at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and was detained after the Ecuadorian government encouraged the Metropolitan Police Service into the embassy to eliminate him. Assange was originally arrested for jumping bail in 2012, but the Metropolitan Police Service then declared that he was”further arrested on behalf of the United States government”
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