Assange Denied Request To Delay Extradition Hearing; Prepares To Fight “Unprecedented” Charges

Assange Denied Request To Delay Extradition Hearing; Prepares To Fight “Unprecedented” Charges By Tyler Durden Julian Assange’s extradition trial will move forward in February 2020 after a London judge denied his request for a 90-day extension to submit evidence and formulate his claim that “unprecedented” charges against him are politically motivated. Judge Vanessa Baraitser of the Westminster magistrates court refused the request, which the United States opposed. The 48-year-old Assange faces 18 counts in the US, including conspiring to violate an espionage law and assisting whistleblower Chelsea Manning with hacking…

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested, Activists Rally to Stop US Extradition

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested, Activists Rally to Stop US Extradition By Aaron Kesel It’s a sad day for journalism and press freedoms. International journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police and faces US extradition charges of “conspiracy with Chelsea Manning” related to acquiring and publishing evidence of US war crimes. Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in violation of 2 UN rulings, following the withdrawal of his asylum status by the Ecuadorian government. As a result, activists are organizing to oppose extradition…

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