In a recently unsealed court filing, a U.S. federal prosecutor in Virginia inadvertently disclosed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with an undisclosed crime, it emerged Thursday night. Hours earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. prosecutors are increasingly confident about indicting Assange and prosecuting him in U.S. court. Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador, and he's been living in the country's London embassy since 2012. It's not clear if the charges relate to WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of classified U.S. military and diplomatic cables, the 2016 election, or something else. The Aug. 22 court filing, about a separate sex trafficking and terrorism case, merely says that "Assange has been charged" and the other case should "remain sealed until Assange is arrested."
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