continues battle against ex-CIA software engineer tied to WikiLeaks
Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail for refusing to testify
Assange faces 18 charges under the U.S. Assange charged with violating Espionage Act
Assange’s partner Stella Moris has previously said she feared he would take his own life, leaving their two young sons without a father.James Lewis, representing the U.S. The extradition hearing is the latest in a series of legal battles faced by Assange since the leaks a decade ago.In 2010, he faced allegations of sexual assault and rape in Sweden, which he denied.He was in Britain at the time but dodged an attempt to extradite him to Sweden by claiming political asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London.For seven years he lived in a small apartment in the embassy, but after a change of government in Ecuador, Quito lost patience with its guest and turned him over to British police in April 2019.
First published on September 22, 2020 / 10:35 AM military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.Washington claims he helped intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to steal the documents before exposing confidential sources around the world. A courtroom sketch shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to the United States, in London, Britain September 7, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. extradition request
Doctors warn WikiLeaks boss Assange so ill he “could die in prison”
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U.S. WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange at “very high” risk of suicide attempt, expert tells court
September 22, 2020 / 10:35 AM
Top British diplomat wouldn’t block Assange extradition
Top British diplomat wouldn’t block Assange e… If convicted, Assange — who has been held at Belmarsh for the last 16 months — could be jailed for up to 175 years. government, quizzed Kopelman over the veracity of some of Assange’s claims, suggesting he may have made them up. He cited as evidence Assange’s “severe depression” and “psychotic symptoms,” which included auditory hallucinations while in solitary confinement in his cell at the high-security Belmarsh Prison in southwest London.Kopelman told the Old Bailey court in central London that Assange said he hallucinated music and voices saying “you are dust, you are dead, we are coming to get you”. but it is the imminence of extradition that will trigger the attempt,” he added, warning “he will deteriorate substantially” if extradited. authorities recently laid out new evidence, alleging that Assange and others at the whistleblowing site recruited hackers. Espionage Act relating to the 2010 release by WikiLeaks of 500,000 secret files detailing aspects of U.S. Michael Kopelman, a psychiatrist who has interviewed Assange around 20 times, said the former hacker would be a “very high” suicide risk if he were extradited to the United States for leaking military secrets. 11:40
London — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox
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“Very high” risk of Julian Assange attempting suicide, expert says
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