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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26 Aug 2020

Ahead Of Major Assange Hearing, UK Court Urged To Ensure Press Access

A major three-week hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case is scheduled in London on September 7. However, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic will likely prevent dozens of journalists from around the world from reporting on proceedings if the Westminster Magistrates Court does not take action.

Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is presiding over Assange’s case, previously stated, “In principle, there is no objection to the use of the cloud video platform, but there are limited licenses to use that platform and it is not generally something the court is involved in.” She added, “Applications must be made to the Old Bailey.”

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Banners and signs outside of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.Banners and signs outside of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
27 Feb 2020

Judge: Julian Assange Must Remain In Glass Box During Extradition Proceedings

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must remain isolated in a glass box at the back of the courtroom, the judge in his extradition proceedings decided.

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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.
26 Feb 2020

Prosecution: US-UK Treaty Does Not Apply To Assange Extradition

The prosecution urged a magistrate court to flout an international norm enshrined in treaty law to approve the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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25 Feb 2020

Assange Extradition Hearing: Chelsea Manning’s Grand Jury Resistance A Major Hurdle For Prosecutors

The second day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing showed how crucial Chelsea Manning’s grand jury resistance is to the defense.

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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
24 Feb 2020

Assange’s Defense Details CIA-Backed Espionage Operation, Trump’s Politicization Of Justice Department

In the first day of a week-long extradition hearing, Julian Assange’s attorneys detailed CIA-backed surveillance and allege Trump politicized the case.

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23 Feb 2020

The DNC May Have Paved The Way For Julian Assange’s Acquittal

In their zeal to hold Julian Assange accountable for the role they believe he played, the Democratic National Committee may have paved the way for his acquittal.

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23 Feb 2020

John Kiriakou On Week-Long Assange Hearing: World Will Hear For First Time About Espionage Operation Against Him

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou shares his expectations for Julian Assange’s week-long extradition hearing.

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James Goodale. Photo from PBS Frontline.
23 Feb 2020

Interview With James Goodale: Stunning How Few In US Care About Threat Posed By Assange’s Case

Shadowproof interviews James Goodale about the U.S. government’s argument that Assange is not protected by the First Amendment.

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20 Feb 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Chelsea Manning Urges Judge To Free Her (Again)—Plus, What To Expect At Upcoming Assange Hearing

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” we depart from our normal routine and focus solely on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing, as well as a recent motion to free United States Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, which was filed by her legal team. As United States Army whistleblower

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