Kristinn Hrafnsson replaces Julian Assange as WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

 | David Gilmour 09/27/2018 12:19 PM MDT
Kristinn Hrafnsson

Icelandic investigative journalist and former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson is set to become the whistleblowing organization’s new editor-in-chief, replacing isolated founder Julian Assange in the role.

The announcement was made late Wednesday in a statement issued through the WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account.

The statement cites the “extraordinary circumstances” of WikiLeaks’ founder and former editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s “arbitrary detention” as a reason for the move.

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