WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo
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U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group.Criminal charges in the U.S. would add pressure on Britain to extradite Assange, an Australian national.U.S. officials have acknowledged that federal prosecutors in Virginia have been conducting a lengthy criminal probe into Assange and WikiLeaks. Greg Barns, an Australian lawyer advising Assange, said in a statement it was "no surprise" that the United States was seeking to charge Assange, and Australian officials should allow Assange to return there.In a statement Friday, WikiLeaks said Assange was willing to work with British officials as long he was not extradited to the United States.
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