05 Jan 2021

US Incarceration System Deemed Too Cruel For Julian Assange

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter newsletter. The mass incarceration system in the United States is cruel and inhumane, and as a result, the U.S. government had their extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied by a British district judge. As Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared

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04 Jan 2021

In Assange Case, British Judge Rejects US Government’s Extradition Request

Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted that Assange was diagnosed with a “recurrent depressive disorder.” Although he functions at a high level, she accepted he was

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14 Dec 2020

The Assange Prosecution: A Haunting Reminder Of The Travesty Of Justice In My Case

The prosecution against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has invoked my case, making it a haunting reminder of the travesty of justice that befell me.

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11 Dec 2020

Dissenter Weekly: COVID-19 Data Whistleblower Targeted In Raid—Plus, Assange Update

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola comments on the raid that Florida state agents conducted against COVID-19 data whistleblower Rebekah Jones.

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01 Dec 2020

In Closing Argument For Julian Assange’s Extradition, Prosecutors Cast WikiLeaks As Criminal Enterprise

In the closing argument for Julian Assange’s extradition trial, prosecutors cast WikiLeaks as an ideologically motivated entity in the “business of encouraging individuals to hack into computers.”

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Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. Screencap source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrjVOedHS4o
09 Nov 2020

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition To United States

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is a clear violation of the Anglo-U.S. treaty that governs this extradition.”

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A flyer at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London, reading "FREE ASSANGE. NO U.S. EXTRADITION." Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
06 Oct 2020

Shadowproof Recognized For Exceptional Coverage Of Julian Assange’s Extradition Trial

Shadowproof received numerous donations and an outpouring of support for Kevin Gosztola’s commitment to covering the Assange Trial each day court was in session.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
03 Oct 2020

FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange After Arrest In Ecuador Embassy

The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government’s help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from the Ecuador embassy in London on April 11, 2019.

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30 Sep 2020

UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Massively Bug Ecuador Embassy To Spy On Assange

A UC Global employee refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems at the Ecuadorian Embassy, believing it was illegal.

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29 Sep 2020

Assange Trial Highlights How US Government Is Likely Deceiving British Court To Win Extradition

Attorney Lindsay Lewis told the British magistrate court “the unreliable nature of the U.S. government’s assurances” should be a concern for the court and British authorities in “determining whether to extradite” Assange to the United States.

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