WikiLeaks’ Assange back in court to fight U.S. extradition request

He refused to go to Stockholm, saying he feared extradition or illegal rendition to the United States or the U.S. PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

“Julian Assange is the trigger, he is shining the light on all the corruption in the world,” Westwood said. went into lockdown in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That indictment expanded the U.S. Among the files released by WikiLeaks was video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack by American forces in Baghdad that killed 11 people, including two Reuters journalists.”Journalists and whistle-blowers who reveal illegal activity by companies or governments and war crimes — such as the publications Julian has been charged for — should be protected from prosecution,” Assange attorney Jennifer Robinson said before the hearing.Assange’s legal troubles began in 2010, when he was arrested in London at the request of Sweden, which wanted to question him about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two women. The hearing is expected to include expert psychiatric evidence about his mental state.Journalism organizations and human rights groups have called on Britain to refuse the extradition request. military documents a decade ago. Assange wore a dark suit, white shirt and maroon tie, with glasses perched atop his neatly trimmed white hair.Several dozen supporters, including fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, gathered outside the courthouse, chanting, banging drums and calling his prosecution a threat to press freedom. and Swedish authorities — but also effectively a prisoner, unable to leave the tiny diplomatic mission in London’s tony Knightsbridge area. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser is expected to take weeks or even months to consider her verdict, with the losing side likely to appeal. British police immediately arrested him for jumping bail in 2012.Sweden dropped the sex crimes investigations in November 2019 because so much time had elapsed, but Assange remains in London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison as he awaits the extradition decision.Supporters say the ordeal has harmed Assange’s physical and mental health, leaving him with depression, dental problems and a serious shoulder ailment. extradition request

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U.S. Assange, who has spent almost a year and a half in a British prison, sat in the dock at the Old Bailey criminal court and formally refused the U.S. 27:32

In a new indictment filed in June, U.S. WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange back in court to fight U.S. army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to hack into a Pentagon computer and release hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic cables and military files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is resuming with social distancing measures in court and video feeds so that journalists and observers can watch remotely.The case is due to run until early October. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.American authorities allege that Assange conspired with U.S. WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’ Assange back in court to fight U.S. prosecutors also say he conspired with members of hacking organizations and sought to recruit hackers to provide WikiLeaks with classified information. extradition request

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Top British diplomat wouldn’t block Assange extradition

Top British diplomat wouldn’t block Assange e… prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.In 2012, Assange sought refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he was beyond the reach of U.K. The relationship between Assange and his hosts eventually soured, and he was evicted from the embassy in April 2019. First published on September 7, 2020 / 8:13 AM PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Assange’s lawyers say the prosecution is a politically motivated abuse of power that will stifle press freedom and put journalists around the world at risk. extradition request, at a high-stakes hearing that was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Julian Assange: The 2011 60 Minutes Interview… case against Assange but did not add any new charges. Vivienne Westwood, British fashion designer and supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, gestures as she holds a ball with a word “justice” written on it outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, September 7, 2020. Amnesty International said Assange was “the target of a negative public campaign by U.S. They argue that Assange is a journalist entitled to First Amendment protection, and say the leaked documents exposed U.S. military wrongdoing. 11:40

London — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday to fight a U.S. officials at the highest levels.”

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are seen outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, September 7, 2020. demand he be extradited to face trial on espionage charges. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

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