Ecuador handed Julian Assange over to British authorities Thursday, ending a standoff that left the controversial WikiLeaks founder holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for nearly seven years.
About the WikiLeaks Defence Fund
The WikiLeaks Defence Fund promotes media and public activities to defend Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks journalists.
The Fund supports a dedicated campaign team which works across global media to build support for WikiLeaks and the public’s right to know.
The Courage Foundation and the Defence Fund
The Defence Fund is run by the Courage Foundation – a trust audited by accountants Sterling Partners in the UK for the purpose of providing legal defence and campaign aid to whistleblowers and journalistic sources.
The Courage Foundation is an international organisation that supports those who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record.
It also campaigns for the protection of truthtellers and the public’s right to know.