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Julian Assange ‘blocked from seeing evidence’ over extradition to US, court told | The Independent

Julian Assange has been blocked from seeing evidence in his extradition case as he battles against being sent to the US, a court has heard. Lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder told a hearing they were not being given sufficient access to their client in prison. Julian Assange has been blocked from seeing evidence in his extradition […]

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Julian Assange ‘subjected to every kind of torment’ in Belmarsh prison as he awaits extradition | The Independent

The father of Julian Assange has said the WikiLeaks founder is “being subjected to every sort of torment” at Belmarsh prison as he awaits the hearing that could see him extradited to the US.The whistleblower, who is being held alongside some of the UK’s most infamous criminals ahead of his extradition hearing in February, could face a maximum […]

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‘I can’t think properly’: Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extradition | The Independent

Julian Assange appeared to fight back tears and said “I can’t think properly” as he faced court to fight extradition to the US. The WikiLeaks founder also mumbled, paused and stuttered as he confirmed his name and date of birth at the beginning of the start of a case management hearing in London on Monday. … Mr Assange’s […]

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Julian Assange: Judge refuses to delay extradition hearing – BBC News

A judge in London has rejected Julian Assange’s attempt to delay his US extradition case. The United States wants to try the Wikileaks co-founder over allegations of leaking government secrets. His lawyers had asked for more time “to gather evidence” but District Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused and said a full hearing will begin in February. […]

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Julian Assange extradition case ‘outrageous assault on journalism’ – BBC News

Speaking outside the court after the hearing, Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer representing Assange, warned the US indictment would “place a chilling impact” on journalism and publishers “all over the world”. She said the US was seeking Assange’s extradition for publishing “truthful information about the United States”, including “evidence of war crimes, human rights abuse and […]

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Julian Assange: Sajid Javid signs US extradition request – BBC News

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Javid said he wanted to “see justice done at all times” and added: “We’ve got a legitimate extension request so I’ve signed it but the final decision is now with the courts.” Extradition orders by the US and certain other countries need to be rubber-stamped by the […]

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Julian Assange subjected to psychological torture, UN expert says – BBC News

Julian Assange has suffered “prolonged exposure to psychological torture”, the UN’s torture expert has said. Nils Melzer urged Britain not to extradite the Wikileaks founder, warning that his human rights would be violated and that he is not fit to stand trial. He also accused “several democratic states” of a “concerted effort to break [Assange’s] […]

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Julian Assange ‘too ill’ to appear for court hearing, says lawyer – BBC News

Julian Assange was too ill to appear at his court hearing in London on Thursday, his lawyer said. The WikiLeaks founder, 47, is fighting against being extradited to the United States over charges related to leaking US government secrets. He had been due to appear at his case management hearing via video link from Belmarsh […]

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Libertarian Party UK Condemns Assange USA Extradition

The National Coordinating Committee of the Libertarian Party condemns unequivocally the extradition of Julian Assange.

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Your Liberty On Trial

If Julian Assange is extradited no journalist is safe.