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Julian Assange extradition hearing / Sep. 7

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing began at the Old Bailey.

  • Assange returned to court in London on Monday 7th September for a hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to the United States for leaking secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • “The extradition hearing in London this week is the final act of an Anglo-American campaign to bury Julian Assange. It is not due process. It is due revenge. The American indictment is clearly rigged, a demonstrable sham. So far, the hearings have been reminiscent of their Stalinist equivalents during the Cold War”, John Pilger.
  • As the Julian Assange hearing resumed, the WikiLeaks founder formally declined to be extradited to face a superseding indictment issued by the US in June. Protesters and lawyers say the prosecution will stifle press freedom.
  • Police officer at  10 DowningStreet refused to receive Reporters Without Borders (RSF) petition to #FreeJulianAssange.

  • Julian Assange’s father John Shipton has described his son’s extradition hearing as an “abuse trial”, adding that his case in “very significant” for both the UK and the free press around the world.
  • Protesters gathered outside the London court where Julian Assange appeared in the hearing on extradition to the United States.

 

 

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