Judge Paul Golspring of the Westminster Magistrates' Court refers to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to sign an extradition order to the United States for Julian Assange in relation to WikiLeaks concerning human rights abuses in the Guantanamo detention camp and the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan.
Leaked data from Credit Suisse exposes the identities of over 30,000 of the bank's clients whose anonymous numbered Swiss bank accounts, which collectively held over $100 billion, had allowed them to keep their identities secret. Its clients included heads of state (such as king Abdullah II of Jordan), human rights abusers, drug traffickers, intelligence officials, and individuals under sanctions or involved in financial crimes such as tax evasion or corruption, among others. The secret data from Switzerland's second largest bank was leaked about 1 year ago to the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and was analyzed by the non-profit Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and 46 other news organizations, including "The New York Times", "Le Monde" and "The Guardian".
A global internet outage caused by an internal issue at content delivery network Fastly causes thousands of websites such as the UK Government's website, BBC, "The New York Times", CNN, "Financial Times", "The Guardian", Pinterest, Reddit, Twitch, Spotify, Bloomberg News, and Amazon to be inaccessible for up to an hour.
WikiLeaks says that a high-level source within the government of Ecuador has informed them that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" and that Ecuador's government already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest. On April 2, 2019, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno accused WikiLeaks of leaking the INA Papers, a set of documents published in February 2019 which uncover the operations of INA Investment Corp, an offshore tax haven created by the brother of President Moreno and allegedly reveal government corruption.
25-year-old navy medic Michael Lyons is found guilty in Plymouth of refusing to attend rifle training; Lyons says he developed a moral objection to the war in Afghanistan due to revelations made public by WikiLeaks.
Lawyers for Wikileaks’s founder Julian Assange express anger that incriminating police files regarding Assange’s alleged sexual assault of two Swedish women were published in The Guardian newspaper, which has used him as its source for hundreds of leaked US embassy cables. [http:--www.theaustralian.com.au-in-depth-wikileaks-assange-anger-at-smear-campaign-after-leaked-police-files-published-in-the-guardian-story-fn775xjq-1225973443379 ("The Australian") ]