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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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] […]
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 […]
The National Coordinating Committee of the Libertarian Party condemns unequivocally the extradition of Julian Assange.
If Julian Assange is extradited no journalist is safe.
The imprisonment of Julian Assange is at once a personal issue for him and his family, a libertarian issue and a human issue.