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Did the UK government pay "millions and millions of dollars" to try to snag Julian Assange?

Yes, back in 2015 a figure of around £11 million was estimated by the Metropolitan Police. This figure represents the total amount of resources allocated to monitoring the embassy for the three years ...
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Did the UK government pay "millions and millions of dollars" to try to snag Julian Assange?

No additional funds were spent on his capture beyond the spending already budgeted for 'Diplomatic Protection'. The Diplomatic Protection Group is responsible for the guarding of embassies. The money ...
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Are the UK and Sweden in violation of international law with respect to detaining Julian Assange?

An editorial opinion (16 August 2012) from The Guardian was that Assange is not entitled to protection under the 1951 UN refugee convention. Refugee protection does not apply to the WikiLeaks founder ...
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Did Secretary Clinton suggest killing Julian Assange with a drone strike?

Probably not The claim has never been independently made outside of True Pundit, and it cited anonymous State Department sources. Clinton claims not remembering saying that. I don't recall any ...
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Did the alleged victim of Julian Assange's Swedish sex crime say that police made it up?

Assange is accused of raping one woman (SW) and molesting another (AA). He previously had consensual sex with both of them. The accusation is that he then had unprotected sex with both of them against ...
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Has Julian Assange been missing since October 4th, 2016?

The links you provide contain many ridiculous claims that need separate questions to address individually. However, they also contain counter-evidence to the overarching claim. The first Outer Dark ...
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Did the UK government pay "millions and millions of dollars" to try to snag Julian Assange?

According to the BBC, the cost was over £10 Million as of February 2015. Per this BBC report from 6 February 2015 Scotland Yard has spent about £10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean ...
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Did the UK government pay "millions and millions of dollars" to try to snag Julian Assange?

Just to bring the information in the other answers together ... In the UK the phrase "UK Government" is taken to mean the Prime-minister and their cabinet members (including the home secretary ...
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Is Julian Assange "facing charges"?

Julian Assange was wanted for questioning regarding an accusation of rape and sexual molestation. Assange was only wanted for a "preliminary investigation after it was closed once. It should also be ...
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