Archiv: Julian Assange / publishing on US war crimes / political persecution since 2010 / US extradition request / trial in UK 2020 / High Court ruling / appeal to Supreme Court


18.09.2022 - 16:07 [ DontExtraditeAssange.com ]

Free Assange Human Chain Oct 8 – Surround UK Parliament on October 8th.

We need your help to be part of this huge protest in support of Julian Assange and a free press. Please do sign up to pledge that you’ll be at Parliament to be part of the chain of support that will go from the front of parliament over Westminster bridge, along the south bank of the Thames and back over Lambeth bridge. Please be a link in the solidarity chain. Sign up here:

18.09.2022 - 15:37 [ Wikileaks / Nitter ]

More than 3000 people have already pledged to form a human chain to surround parliament in support of Julian Assange on October 8th #SurroundParliament #FreeAssangeNOW Pledge to join now:

https://dontextraditeassange.com/human-chain/

18.09.2022 - 15:29 [ Freedom of the Press Foundation ]

The extradition of Julian Assange must be condemned by all who believe in press freedom

(June 17, 2022)

By continuing to extradite Assange, the Biden DOJ is ignoring the dire warnings of virtually every major civil liberties and human rights organization in the country that the case will do irreparable damage to basic press freedom rights of U.S. reporters.

The prosecution, which includes 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, covers events that took place more than a decade ago, but was brought only under the Trump administration — after the Obama Department of Justice reportedly considered charges but dismissed them for their dangerous First Amendment implications.

18.09.2022 - 15:22 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange awarded ‘keys to Mexico City’

Gabriel Shipton accepted the so-called ‘keys to Mexico City’ on behalf of his brother amid increasing efforts to persuade authorities in the UK, US and Australia to release Assange from prison.

Australian Assange, 51, has been in London’s Belmarsh prison since being dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in 2019 and is fighting a long-running legal battle to avoid extradition to the US.

28.08.2022 - 16:22 [ ABC.net.au ]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange files latest appeal in bid to stop extradition to United States

Julian Assange’s legal team has filed an appeal to Britain’s High Court in an effort to thwart his extradition to the United States to face espionage charges.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder in June after he was denied an appeal in the Supreme Court appeal back in March.

19.08.2022 - 22:30 [ Axios.com ]

CIA sued over alleged spying on journalists, lawyers over Assange visit

Why it matters: The suit argues the agency violated their Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure.

The big picture: The four plaintiffs, all U.S. citizens, are comprised of two journalists, Charles Glass and John Goetz, and two lawyers, Margaret Kunstler and Deborah Hrbek, who used to represent Assange, according to Reuters.

19.08.2022 - 22:12 [ @Germany4Assange / Nitter ]

Zu Fuß von Hamburg nach London für #JulianAssange Nikolai „Kolja“ Rewin aus Hamburg startete am 2. Juli seinen persönlichen „Long Walk 4 Assange“ – #longwalk4assange. Im Interview erzählt er, warum und wie die Aktion bisher verlief.

#FreeAssange

19.08.2022 - 22:06 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Zu Fuß von Hamburg nach London für Julian Assange

Im September entscheidet endgültig der High Court in London über die Auslieferung von WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange in die USA. Was kann man tun, diesen mutigen Journalisten und Publizisten zu unterstützen? In einigen Städten gibt es Mahnwachen, es gibt Unterstützungskomitees, Petitionen und journalistische Unterstützung – meist jenseits der Mainstream-Medien. Allgemein herrscht die Vorstellung: „Der Einzelne kann ja eh nichts tun!“. Nikolai „Kolja“ Rewin aus Hamburg sieht das anders und startete am 2. Juli seinen persönlichen „Long Walk 4 Assange“ – Hashtag longwalk4assange. Im Interview erzählt er, warum und wie die Aktion bisher verlief.

27.07.2022 - 18:12 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter ]

Tomorrow: Thurs 28 July, 12 noon, Parliament House Converge on Canberra for Julian Assange – with speakers including @WilkieMP, @MaryKostakidis, @JulianHillMP, @Mon4Kooyong, @DavidShoebridge

26.06.2022 - 09:51 [ Consortium News ]

Corbyn on the Establishment’s Campaign Against Him

– UK MILITARY: ‘They sent me a warning’
– MI5 and MI6: ‘Deliberately undermined me’
– MIKE POMPEO’S THREAT: ‘A quite deliberate message’
– THE GUARDIAN: ‘A tool of the British establishment’
– UK PRESS: ‘We have a supine media in this country’
– KEIR STARMER: ‘I should have been more aware of his past’
– ARMS TO SAUDI ARABIA: ‘Extraordinary levels of lobbying from Labour MPs’

18.06.2022 - 12:42 [ John Pilger / Nitter.net ]

What a coward Anthony Albanese is. Julian #Assange’s approved extradition has stirred not a peep from the new PM of Julian’s homeland, where Labor’s doe-eyed believe ‚Albo‘ is different in Washington-sucking Canberra. No, he’s not. The killing of #Assange is our final surrender.

18.06.2022 - 12:36 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

Australia’s Journalists Union: „The UK Government’s decision to uphold the application by the US Department of Justice to extradite Australian publisher Julian #Assange imperils journalists everywhere“ @withMEAA

17.06.2022 - 19:38 [ Justin Amash, libertarian, member of Congress, 2011-2021 / Nitter.net ]

Julian Assange faces prosecution for publishing materials revealing war atrocities in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. government is trying to criminalize journalism, endangering everyone. The freedom of the press, the freedom of speech, and all rights are at stake. Free Assange.

17.06.2022 - 19:22 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The UK’s Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK’s Freedom Lectures Are a Farce

The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assange was extended and escalated on Friday morning. The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.’s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents showing widespread corruption, deceit, and war crimes by American and British authorities along with their close dictatorial allies in the Middle East.

This decision is unsurprising — it has been obvious for years that the U.S. and UK are determined to destroy Assange as punishment for his journalism exposing their crimes — yet it nonetheless further highlights the utter sham of American and British sermons about freedom, democracy and a free press.

17.06.2022 - 19:12 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

„We’re going to fight this… I’m going to spend every waking hour fighting for Julian until he is free, until justice is served“ | Julian Assange’s wife responding to decision to approve his extradition to the US for publishing, where he faces a 175 year sentence @StellaMoris1

17.06.2022 - 19:06 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence – A dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy The decision will be appealed

12.06.2022 - 06:42 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Mike Pompeo summoned by court to explain alleged US government plot to assassinate Julian Assange, say Spanish media reports

Spanish National High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz summoned Pompeo and former US counterintelligence official William Evanina as witnesses to explain the alleged assassination plot and whether they received information through the security firm.

Evanina allegedly previously confessed to having access to security camera footage and audio recordings from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange’s lawyers claimed in letters seen by Spanish outlet The Objective.

12.06.2022 - 06:32 [ Stella Moris / ABC.net.au ]

Julian Assange’s wife Stella Moris reveals how they raise children together while he is in jail waiting an extradition decision By Stella Moris

We don’t know how long our children have left with their father. We don’t know if we can visit him or even talk to him on the phone. If the extradition goes ahead, US authorities retain the right to put Julian in conditions so cruel that no one in his position is likely to survive.

It is impossible for Julian and me to escape a feeling that he is on death row. Our weekly visits may be the only time we have left together. But for how much longer? A few months more, a few weeks, a few days and then only a few hours? I fear in the end we will count the minutes and the seconds…

12.06.2022 - 05:33 [ Jen Robinson / Nitter.net ]

In 2016, I took legal action against the UK with @privacyint over surveillance & information sharing with the US – given my work as lawyer for #Assange & @wikileaks UK admits violation of Art 8 & Art 10 (confidential journalistic material)

(09.06.2022)

Robinson v UK

12.06.2022 - 05:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Julian Assange’s Australian lawyer who counts Amal Clooney and Amber Heard as friends says she has reached settlement with government ‚over breach of her human rights after it admitted she was likely put under covert surveillance‘

She said: ‚The UK Government has now admitted that its surveillance and information-sharing arrangements with the US violated my rights. That includes in relation to the protection of confidential journalistic material.

‚This follows a pattern of unlawful spying on Julian Assange and his legal team, and it raises grave concerns about government interference with journalistic material and privilege.

‚It also raises serious questions about what information the UK and US governments have been sharing about Mr Assange’s case against extradition to the US.‘

12.06.2022 - 05:26 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

UK admits to unlawfully spying on Julian Assange’s lawyer in settlement on Thursday at the European Court of Human Rights

05.06.2022 - 13:00 [ Journalists Speak Up For Assange ]

Journalists Speak Up For Assange

In 1898, French writer Émile Zola wrote the open letter J’accuse…! (I accuse) to warn about the wrongful sentencing to life in prison of a military officer named Alfred Dreyfus on espionage charges. Zola’s stance entered history books and still today stands for our duty to fight miscarriages of justice and to hold the powerful to account. This duty is as necessary as ever today, when Julian Assange is being victimized by governments and faces 17 charges[1] under the US Espionage Act, legislation that also dates back over a hundred years.

As journalists and journalists’ organizations that believe in human rights, freedom of information and of the public’s right to know, we demand the immediate release of Julian Assange.

We urge our governments, all national and international agencies and fellow journalists to call for an end to the legal campaign being waged against him for the crime of revealing war crimes.

We urge our fellow journalists to inform the public accurately about this abuse of fundamental rights.

We urge all journalists to speak up in defense of Julian Assange at this critical time.

Dangerous times call for fearless journalism.

04.06.2022 - 14:40 [ Defend Assange Campaign / Nitter.net ]

Peter Hitchens on Julian Assange extradition: ‚This is a political case…are you a proper country if another country can just reach into your territory and lift out someone it wants to punish?‘

@GBNEWS
@ClarkeMicah #FreeAssangeNOW

08.05.2022 - 16:36 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

„The deck is stacked…Julian is facing over a century and a half in prison“ CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou [@JohnKiriakou] on #Assange extradition

Filmed by: @FordFischer

23.04.2022 - 10:31 [ Don't Extradite Assange / Twitter ]

TODAY: Europe #FreeAssange Rally & Concert! SAT, 23rd April, 2pm CET Place De La Monnaie, #Brussels

with @StellaMoris1
@jeremycorbyn
@SwaziJAF
@deepa_driver
Ögmundur Jónasson, @AndrejHunko
@davide_dormino

Music: @chicksonspeed
@drovics
Jack O’Shea
https://dontextraditeassange.com/events/europe

23.04.2022 - 10:26 [ DontExtraditeAssange.com ]

3 Brussels Events – Europe Free Assange

Hacking Justice – Documentary Film Screening

The documentary “Hacking Justice: Julian Assange” has been broadcast on several European television outlets and shown at Film Festivals around the world.

The screening will follow with live discussion and Q&A with film’s director Clara Lopez, Deepa Driver and Davide Dormino.

Date & Time: Sat, April 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Location: Cinéma Vendôme, 18 Chaussée de Wavre, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Register here.

23.04.2022 - 10:20 [ AssangeDefense.org ]

EU Free Assange Concert Rally

On 23rd of April the EU Free Assange Concert/Rally in Brussels, on the Place de la Monnaie is arranged so the people of Europe can voice their support for freeing Julian Assange.

23.04.2022 - 10:10 [ Bean / Twitter ]

„Julian Assange is a freedom fighter. He fights for freedom from torture, freedom from illegal wars, freedom from surveillance and manipulation. And that is what the US government is criminalizing.“—@StellaMoris1

#FreeAssangeNOW #DropTheCharges

23.04.2022 - 10:06 [ MSNBC / Twitter ]

„This case, which is a devastating attack on press freedom … is coming to the U.S.,“ Stella Assange tells @AymanM . „The U.S. government is in fact criminalizing journalistic activity through this prosecution.“

23.04.2022 - 09:51 [ CanberraTimes.com.au ]

Review: Ithaka is a deft look at Julian Assange, his family and supporters

Since WikiLeaks, the organization he founded, sensationally uploaded hundreds of thousands of files of classified information to the internet, Julian Assange has lived his life in different forms of incarceration. It’s probably safe to say he could never have imagined how long it would last. In our divisive and contested times, he has become one of the world’s most famous fugitives, a political prisoner with British and US law enforcement, in hot pursuit.

In this new documentary so deftly directed by Ben Lawrence and produced by Assange’s half-brother, Gabriel Shipton, we get the measure of the toll it is taking on the man.

22.04.2022 - 08:48 [ AssangeWave.com ]

22nd April 7.30pm (CET) – The Case of Julian Assange – University Lecture Brussels

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22.04.2022 - 08:41 [ China Xinhua News / Twitter ]

#JulianAssange’s experience shows that those who expose so-called „atrocities“ of other countries are „heroes,“ and those who expose scandals of the U.S. are „criminals,“ says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin.

22.04.2022 - 08:31 [ Amnesty.org.uk ]

UK: Home Secretary agreeing to Assange extradition would threaten media freedom

If the Home Secretary certifies the US request to extradite Julian Assange it will violate the prohibition against torture and set an alarming precedent for publishers and journalists around the world, Amnesty International said today, following the Westminster Magistrates’ Court decision this morning to issue an order to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States.

The case will now be sent to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who will decide whether to certify the US request by 18 May.

22.04.2022 - 08:18 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Amnesty International: ‚If the Home Secretary certifies the US request to extradite Julian Assange it will violate the prohibition against torture and set an alarming precedent for publishers and journalists around the world‘ @amnesty #FreeAssangeNOW

21.04.2022 - 20:02 [ AssangeWave.com ]

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20.04.2022 - 20:57 [ Zarah Sultana MP / Twitter ]

Julian Assange exposed US crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. That’s why the US wants to punish him and send a message to all journalists: Expose the truth and you’ll be made to regret it. Priti Patel must stand-up for freedom of speech and refuse his extradition.

20.04.2022 - 20:40 [ Crowdjustice.com ]

Julian Assange’s High Court fight against extradition

Undertaking the next step in the legal process and defending Julian in the High Court will be expensive, even though Julian’s legal team continues to work for low remuneration and have contributed much of their time pro bono. We cannot do it alone and we need your support.

20.04.2022 - 20:36 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

BREAKING: A UK judge has ordered the extradition of Julian Assange to the US where he will face a 175 year sentence for publishing The decision will now move to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel – the defense have until May 18 to make submissions

11.04.2022 - 09:55 [ SBS.com.au ]

It’s been three years since Julian Assange was imprisoned. Advocates say it’s time to let him go

The 50-year-old Australian was dragged from London’s Ecuador Embassy on 11 April 2019 to face extradition to the United States on espionage charges over WikiLeaks‘ release of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables.

He has since been held at a high-security prison in Belmarsh, southeast of London, and last month married attorney and long-term partner Stella Moris from within the walls.

11.04.2022 - 06:00 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

NEXT HEARING: Westminster Magistrate’s Court, Wednesday April 20, a.m. The magistrate will issue the order to extradite Julian #Assange to the United States. The order will then go to @pritipatel for approval. Assange’s defence will make submissions to Patel (deadline 18 May).

11.04.2022 - 00:08 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Tomorrow, April 11th, will mark the third anniversary of #WikiLeaks Julian Assange’s arrest and detention in the UK’s harshest prison on behalf of a foreign power for the ‚crime‘ of publishing truthful information

#FreeAssangeNOW #JournalismIsNotACrime
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11.04.2022 - 00:00 [ Junge Welt ]

London macht die Drecksarbeit

Seit Jahren bemüht sich das Vereinigte Königreich, Assange zu zermürben. Entscheidung zur US-Auslieferung erwartet

10.04.2022 - 23:41 [ Junge Welt ]

USA gegen Julian Assange: Jedes Mittel recht

Dabei geht es einerseits laut der Aussagen geschützter Zeugen um eine Person, die für die Sicherheitsabteilung der Firma Las Vegas Sands gearbeitet hat. In dieser Position soll sie Mittelsmann für die Weiterleitung der Informationen zwischen UC Global und der CIA gewesen sein. Zudem verlangt das Gericht die Identität der Besitzer von IP-Adressen zu erfahren, die von den USA aus auf den Server im UC Global Hauptquartier in Spanien zugegriffen haben. Zum derzeitigen Zustand Assanges erklärte Martínez, der den Inhaftierten vor dem Interview am 27. März in Belmarsh besucht hatte: »Er ist geistig und körperlich sehr schwach. Um es deutlich zu sagen, er ist am Ende.«

24.01.2022 - 13:54 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Julian Assange fiancee Stella Moris speaking outside court after todays victory: „Today we won – but Julian continues to suffer – Julian must be freed“

24.01.2022 - 13:48 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Julian Assange can appeal to Supreme Court over US extradition, High Court rules

If today’s ruling went against Assange, he would not be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, and the extradition request would be sent to home secretary Priti Patel for approval.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, said Assange could go to the Supreme Court itself and ask to bring the appeal.

18.12.2021 - 15:00 [ Rubikon ]

Stirb langsam!

Wie britische und amerikanische Behörden mit Julian Assange umspringen, lässt nur eine Schlussfolgerung zu — sie wollen seinen Tod.

10.12.2021 - 16:55 [ Peter Hitchens ]

The British government must not permit the extradition of Julian Assange to the USA. The case is clearly political, and to surrender him to the US penal system would be to declare ourselves a vassal state of the USA, not a sovereign nation. Johnson surely knows this.

10.12.2021 - 16:38 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

The High Court has ruled that Julian #Assange can be extradited to the US. „How can it be fair, how can it be right, how can it be possible, to extradite Julian to the very country which plotted to kill him?“ said Stella Moris. Mark this day as fascism casts off its disguises.

10.12.2021 - 16:16 [ Afshin Rattansi / Twitter ]

Stella Morris, fiancée of the most famous journalist in the world, Wikileaks‘ Julian Assange, on #InternationalHumanRightsDay about British decision to de facto affirm rights of NATO nations to torture and kill journalists for revealing CIA secrets.

10.12.2021 - 16:11 [ London Live / Twitter ]

Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Morris, spoke after the High Court allowed the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US. She said his lawyers intend to take his case to the Supreme Court. He has been held in Belmarsh Prison since 2019.

10.12.2021 - 15:52 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Julian Assange faces extradition after US government wins High Court case

The High Court was previously told that blocking Assange’s removal due to his mental health risks „rewarding fugitives for their flight“.

James Lewis QC, for the US, said the district judge based her decision on Assange’s „intellectual ability to circumvent suicide preventative measures“, which risked becoming a „trump card“ for anyone who wanted to oppose their extradition regardless of any resources the other state might have.

10.12.2021 - 05:55 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

War on Journalism | Bob Woodward & Julian Assange „What’s the thing we should we worry about the most? – secret government“ #AssangeCase

10.12.2021 - 05:46 [ ORF.at ]

GB: Entscheidung über Assange-Auslieferung

Im Rechtsstreit um die von den USA geforderte Auslieferung des WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange will das Londoner Berufungsgericht heute seine Entscheidung verkünden. Dabei geht es darum, ob der in einem britischen Gefängnis festgehaltene Assange in die USA entgegen einem früheren Urteil ausgeliefert werden darf oder auf freien Fuß kommt.

28.10.2021 - 18:08 [ Richard Medhurst ‏/ Twitter ]

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28.10.2021 - 17:59 [ Stefania Maurizi ‏/ Twitter ]

48. hearing is now out!

49. for those asking: unclear when the court will issue its judgement. very likely to take months

50. I feel the duty not to be silent:it doesn’t matter all this is legal,they are literally killing Julian #Assange. I was shocked to see how unwell he is

28.10.2021 - 17:56 [ Stefania Maurizi ‏/ Twitter ]

45. #CPS’s counsel, James Lewis, back to his tactics: arguing that the psychiatrists, Prof.Kopelman,Dr. Deeley, Dr. Fazel who assessed JA’s mental health had significant disagreements

28.10.2021 - 17:38 [ Juan Passarelli ‏/ Twitter ]

Lewis actually now attempts to argue that #Assange now knows that because of the so-called „assurances“, that he will not be placed under SAMs and sent to ADX and that this must change his suicidal ideation. NOTE: This is simply false.

28.10.2021 - 17:01 [ Juan Passarelli / Twitter ]

Summers is arguing that @mikepompeo ’s decision to categorize @wikileaks as a Foreign Non-State Intelligence Agency has legal implications as it allows the @CIA to direct actions against WL and #Assange without congressional oversight.

28.10.2021 - 16:55 [ Kevin Gosztola / Twitter ]

Mark Summers is up now for the defense. He says the „assurances“ offered are an „impermissible attempt to recast the case. It’s too late.“ #Assange

28.10.2021 - 16:35 [ Afshin Rattansi / Twitter ]

FOR Real-Time Assange Court reporting, follow: @kgosztola @SMaurizi @MElmaazi @richimedhurst @rebecca_vincent @jlpassarelli @StellaMoris1 (Ex-UK Ambassador Craig Murray will not be because he has been jailed for court reporting)

28.10.2021 - 16:33 [ Juan Passarelli / Twitter ]

[THREAD] I start my report on the second day of the #JulianAssange extradition hearing with this reminder: The court will have to decide whether to send #Assange to the country that plotted to murder him, or whether to protect his life.

28.10.2021 - 16:18 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Erster Tag der Assange-Berufungsanhörung

Gestern fand am Londoner Royal Court of Justice der erste Teil der zweitägigen Berufungsverhandlung im Auslieferungsverfahren der US-Regierung gegen Julian Assange statt. Im Januar hatte die zuständige Richterin seine Auslieferung aus gesundheitlichen Gründen und wegen der in den USA auf ihn wartenden Haftbedingungen abgelehnt. Der Vertreter der US-Anklage, James Lewis, QC, hatte gestern darzulegen, welche juristischen Gründe gegen dieses Urteil sprechen. Am Ende des Tages kam für 30 Minuten Verteidiger Edward Fitzgerald zu Wort, und heute wird es umgekehrt gehandhabt. Wann der Schiedsspruch von Lord Justice Holroyde und Lord Chief Justice Burnett erfolgt, ist nicht ganz klar, es war aber von Tagen die Rede.

27.10.2021 - 15:32 [ Don't Extradite Assange / Twitter ]

Julian Assange’s fiancée: It’s completely unthinkable that the UK courts would agree to extradite Julian Assange to the country that conspired to assassinate him. #AssangeCase #FreeAssange @StellaMoris1

27.10.2021 - 15:23 [ Don't Extradite Assange / Twitter ]

Stella Moris speaks at the Belmarsh Tribunal. „The extrajudicial assassination of Julian was discussed at the highest levels of US Government. The 7th floor of the CIA in Langley (directors office) requested sketches and options on how to kill Julian“ #AssangeCase @StellaMoris1

27.10.2021 - 15:11 [ Jill Lawless / associated press / ABC News ]

US asks UK court to permit extradition of WikiLeaks‘ Assange

The United States asked Britain’s High Court on Wednesday to overturn a judge’s decision that Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges, promising that the WikiLeaks founder would be able to serve any prison sentence he receives in his native Australia.

27.10.2021 - 14:18 [ Wikileaks.org ]

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27.10.2021 - 14:01 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Julian Assange: Family and supporters gather at High Court for extradition appeal hearing

His partner Stella Moris and father John Shipton were among those arriving at the court.

Ms Moris told reporters: “I’m very concerned for Julian’s health, I saw him on Saturday, he’s very thin.

“I hope the courts will end this nightmare, that Julian is able to come home soon and that wise heads prevail.

27.10.2021 - 13:56 [ Reporters without Borders ]

UK High Court set to hear US appeal in the Assange extradition case

From 27 to 28 October, the UK High Court will consider the US government’s appeal against the court decision opposing the extradition of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. Despite continued barriers to access, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will again be attempting to monitor the proceedings, and calls again for the case to be closed and Assange to be immediately released.

26.10.2021 - 10:45 [ Amnesty International ]

US/UK: “Drop the charges, stop the extradition and free Julian Assange,” says Amnesty head

Ahead of an appeal hearing against the decision by a UK court not to extradite Julian Assange to the USA, Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on US authorities to drop the charges against him and the UK authorities not to extradite him but release him immediately.

The call by Agnès Callamard follows an investigation by Yahoo News revealing that US security services considered kidnapping or killing Julian Assange when he was resident in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. These reports further weaken already unreliable US diplomatic assurances that Assange will not be placed in conditions that could amount to ill-treatment if extradited.

26.10.2021 - 10:20 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

Listen: Yahoo news journalist @zachsdorfman explains how US intelligence officials revealed CIA plans for „killing Assange“ | @YahooNews #FreeAssangeNOW

08.10.2021 - 17:57 [ Stundin.is ]

Key witness in Assange case jailed in Iceland after admitting to lies and ongoing crime spree

Sigurdur Thordarson, a key witness for the FBI against Julian Assange, has been jailed in Iceland. The notorious alleged hacker and convicted pedophile was remanded to custody in Iceland’s highest security prison, Litla Hraun, on September 24. Þórðarson´s lawyer, Húnbogi J. Andersen, confirms that he is in custody. Thordarson was given immunity by the FBI in exchange for testimony against Julian Assange.

08.10.2021 - 17:46 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

BBC: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson responds to revelations of CIA Kill or Kidnap plot against publisher Julian Assange | @bbc5live

31.07.2021 - 14:02 [ junge Welt ]

Schlag gegen Pressefreiheit: Vernichtendes Urteil

Am 11. August wird die erste Anhörung im Berufungsverfahren der USA um die Auslieferung von Julian Assange ohne die journalistische Begleitung durch Craig Murray stattfinden. Der britische Exbotschafter und Unterstützer des Wikileaks-Gründers war beim Auslieferungsverfahren einer der wenigen, die den Prozess aus dem Gericht verfolgen und darüber berichten konnten. Nun muss er eine achtmonatige Haftstrafe antreten.

28.07.2021 - 11:58 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ecuador: Gericht entzieht Assange Staatsbürgerschaft

Das Justizministerium informierte Assange als Reaktion auf eine Beschwerde des Außenministeriums, dass seine Staatsbürgerschaft ungültig sei. Von Behördenseite wird zur Last gelegt, dass das Einbürgerungsschreiben für Assange Unstimmigkeiten enthalten habe.

28.07.2021 - 11:55 [ CrowdJustice.com ]

Julian Assange’s High Court fight against extradition

Why are we raising funds?

Undertaking the next step in the legal process and defending Julian in the High Court will be expensive, even though Julian’s legal team continues to work for low remuneration and have contributed much of their time pro bono. We cannot do it alone and we need your support.

The significance of Julian’s case

It was the Trump administration who charged Julian under the Espionage Act for exposing war crimes and human rights abuses in 2010 and 2011.

The decision to indict him was a political act motivated by malice. Julian exposed the killing of unarmed civilians and the torture of innocent people. For that the people who are driving this want to bury Julian in the deepest, darkest corner of the US prison system for the rest of his life. Julian faces a potential sentence of 175 years.

08.07.2021 - 17:01 [ Stella Moris #DropTheCharges / Twitter ]

Reports about US undertakings are grossly misleading: On any given day 80.000 prisoners in US prisons are held in solitary. Only a handful are in ADX/under SAMs. US gov also says it may change its mind if CIA says so once #Assange is in US custody.

08.07.2021 - 16:59 [ theDissenter.org ]

Assange Extradition: British High Court Grants US A Limited Appeal

According to Stella Moris, who is Assange’s partner, the High Court rejected the efforts of the U.S. government to “second guess the magistrates’ conclusions on medical and expert evidence.” It allowed the U.S. to challenge the court’s findings on prison conditions.

No date was immediately set for a hearing on the appeal, and it was unclear whether the High Court had considered the request by Assange’s legal team for a cross-appeal.

The Dissenter reviewed the appeal submissions, which are not publicly available.

05.07.2021 - 17:07 [ theHill.com ]

Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson told Hill.TV that the Biden administration should drop its efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom.

Williamson said Assange should not be punished for releasing information on WikiLeaks that provided details on „the U.S. war machine.“

05.07.2021 - 17:03 [ Newsweek ]

As You Celebrate Your Freedom, Remember Julian Assange | Opinion

What is it, then, that makes dissidents such a threat? Contrary to common criminals they serve a higher cause. Contrary to terrorists, they inform, empower and mobilize the people. And contrary to parliamentary oppositions, they have no stakes in corrupt institutions and practices that often feed both sides of the political aisle. Governments fear dissidents, because they cannot be owned and controlled. Some imprison, torture and execute them routinely, based on classified evidence and summary trials. Others conceal their oppression behind a veil of due process, crushing them through judicial harassment and defamation.

03.07.2021 - 19:43 [ The Hill ]

Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange

“What Assange revealed here was torture and rape and murder. What he revealed was up to 15,000 more civilian deaths than we had even known… this is about the U.S. war machine, about the fact that it is a very very big business. It is very well funded. We are not supposed to question the funding and we are not supposed to question what they do,” she said.

01.07.2021 - 18:27 [ Information Clearing House ]

U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart: Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity

According to a new article in the Icelandic newspaper Stundin, the convicted hacker Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson falsely claimed he was a prominent WikiLeaks representative instructed by Assange to carry out hacking attacks, but he was in fact only tangentially involved with the organization.

01.07.2021 - 17:44 [ Consortium News ]

WATCH: Finale of Assange US Tour at National Press Club in Washington

With the WikiLeaks‘ publisher still in Belmarsh Prison in London awaiting the U.K. High Court decision on whether to accept the U.S. application for appeal of a judge’s order not to extradite Assange, his father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are concluding a three-week tour of the United States.

From Miami to Boston to New York, Chicago, St. Paul, Denver, Oakland, Los Angeles and Washington DC, the tour has called on President Joe Biden to withdraw the application for appeal and drop the Espionage Act and computer intrusion charges against Assange.

01.07.2021 - 17:39 [ Consortium News ]

Australian MPs To Biden: Free Julian Assange

The MPs and Senators have urged President Biden to take the “opportunity for urgent reconsideration,” following a U.K. court’s decision to deny the U.S. extradition request, rendered earlier this year.

01.07.2021 - 16:55 [ Stella Moris #DropTheCharges / Twitter ]

We are on the #FreeAssangeBoat! We just passed Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, we are now headed to the US embassy to demand #JoeBiden’s administration #DropTheCharges #NoExtradition #FreeAssangeNOW

01.07.2021 - 12:17 [ Aktion Freiheit statt Angst ]

Anklage gegen Julian Assange bricht zusammen: Gekaufter Zeuge packt aus

(29.06.2021)

Ohne Regen wollen wir am Sa., 3. Juli ab 17h eine Geburtstags-Sonder-Mahnwache vor der US Botschaft am Brandenburger Tor in Berlin abhalten. An vielen Orten wird am Samstag für die Freilassung des illegal inhaftierten Journalisten und Whistleblowers demonstriert.

01.07.2021 - 12:12 [ Wochenblick.at ]

Assange kein Hacker – Das Ende des Verfahrens gegen Julian Assange? Kronzeuge hat gelogen!

(29.06.2021)

Der Kronzeuge Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson gab gegenüber der isländischen Zeitung Stundin zu, seine Vorwürfe gegen Assange nur erfunden zu haben. Bis zu 175 Jahre Gefängnis drohen dem australischen Journalisten und WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange im Falle einer Auslieferung in die USA.

01.07.2021 - 12:03 [ Stundin.is ]

Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment

(26.06.2021)

The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published interview in Stundin where he also confessed to having continued his crime spree whilst working with the Department of Justice and FBI and receiving a promise of immunity from prosecution.

The man in question, Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, was recruited by US authorities to build a case against Assange after misleading them to believe he was previously a close associate of his.

13.05.2021 - 01:20 [ Glenn Greenwald / Global Research ]

Antony Blinken Continues to Lecture the World on Values His Administration Aggressively Violates

How can you feign anger over others’ attacks on a free press when you imprison Assange as punishment for his vital revelations about U.S. officials?

30.04.2021 - 21:08 [ Global Research ]

Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy

A wide-ranging UK government campaign was brought to bear on Ecuador to press it to hand over WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, new information reveals.

11.04.2021 - 21:26 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

It is almost two years since police dragged Julian #Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy. Never forget this shaming image – a warning to all truth-telling publishers and journalists if the US wins its appeal to extradite Julian. Stand up, speak up. Now.

7. April 2021

11.04.2021 - 21:18 [ Consortium News ]

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: A History of the Espionage Act and How it Ensnared Julian Assange

If the U.S. wins its appeal, Julian Assange will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.

11.04.2021 - 20:55 [ Common Dreams ]

Marking Two Years Since Assange’s Arrest, Press Freedom Advocates Demand Biden DOJ Drop All Charges

„Today marks two full years that Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has been incarcerated at Belmarsh prison,“ said Rebecca Vincent, director of international campaigns at Reporters Without Borders. „Shame on the U.S. and U.K. It’s time to free Assange.“

12.02.2021 - 22:44 [ France24 ]

Biden administration files appeal for Assange extradition

Earlier this week 24 organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA and Reporters Without Borders, urged Biden to drop the case.

10.02.2021 - 23:27 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Gesetzeslose Soldaten

Mit dem Overseas Operations Bill, das gerade in der zweiten Kammer des britischen Parlaments, dem House of Lords, diskutiert wird, sollen Verbrechen, die im Einsatz für Staat und Streitkräfte außerhalb der britischen Inseln geschehen sind, nach fünf Jahren nicht mehr strafbar sein.

19.01.2021 - 23:00 [ The Columbia Bugle / Twitter ]

Full Tucker Carlson Segment Calling For President Trump To Pardon Julian Assange

„[Trump] can achieve a major victory for the principles that this country was founded on & that make it a good place to live.“

„Make a statement in our defense, defend the Bill of Rights.“

19.01.2021 - 22:55 [ Mick Wallace / Twitter ]

How come @BernieSanders has not used his influence to speak up for Julian #Assange who’s health is deteriorating in a High Security Prison in London ? – Julian’s only crime is exposing the truth about #US War Crimes…

17.01.2021 - 17:51 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

(June 5, 2020)

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

07.01.2021 - 18:32 [ theGrayzone.com ]

UK judge justifies CIA spying on Assange citing debunked CNN report based on… CIA spying

In one of the most brazenly political sections in her December 4 legal judgment, Westminster district judge Vanessa Baraitser cited a suspect report by CNN that accused Assange of conspiring with Russians to turn Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he was trapped in refuge for roughly seven years, “into a command post for election meddling.”

Baraitser twice pointed to this dubious CNN article in order to justify a 24/7 CIA spying operation that targeted not only Assange, but Ecuador’s embassy and its sovereign operations and internal affairs as well.

What the British judge failed to mention is that the CNN story she relied on was itself based entirely on untrustworthy intelligence reports drafted by a Spanish security firm called UC Global, which secretly worked with the CIA to spy on the WikiLeaks publisher and Ecuadorian embassy staff.

06.01.2021 - 13:03 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

Breaking: A London Judge has denied a bail application for Julian Assange #assangecase

06.01.2021 - 09:12 [ United Nations ]

UN human rights expert ‘cautiously welcomes’ UK court’s refusal to extradite Julian Assange

“If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation,” Mr. Melzer added.

According to the news release, the Special Rapporteur repeatedly expressed in individual communications and statements that Mr. Assange has been subjected to more than 10 years of arbitrary detention and political persecution. During a visit conducted to Belmarsh Prison in 2019, the rights expert and a specialized medical team found that Mr. Assange showed all the symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture.

06.01.2021 - 09:03 [ .gulftoday.ae ]

British court to hear bail plea for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange today

Following victory in his battle to avoid extradition from Britain to the United States, Assange has remained in the high-security Belmarsh prison in southeast London pending the latest hearing, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London.

06.01.2021 - 08:56 [ Judiciary.uk ]

Between: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v- JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE

(04.01.2021)

1. This is a request made by the Government of the United States of America (“the US”) for the extradition of Julian Paul Assange. The US is represented by James Lewis QC, Claire Dobbin and Joel Smith. Mr. Assange is represented by Edward Fitzgerald QC, Mark Summers QC, Ben Cooper QC and Florence Iveson.

06.01.2021 - 08:30 [ ORF.at ]

Gericht in London entscheidet über Freilassung von Assange

Ein britisches Gericht verhandelt heute über die Freilassung des inhaftierten WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange gegen Kaution. Assanges Anwälte reichten einen entsprechenden Antrag ein, nachdem eine britische Richterin gestern ein US-Auslieferungsgesuch für den wegen Geheimnisverrats und Spionage angeklagten Australier wegen dessen psychischen Gesundheitszustands abgewiesen hatte.

06.01.2021 - 08:09 [ El Pais ]

New leads suggest CIA spied on Assange to secure his extradition to the US

The Spanish High Court’s investigation is currently stalled. Six months after Judge De la Mata requested judicial cooperation from US authorities, asking them for identifying information about the IPs that accessed UC Global’s servers, the US justice system has yet to respond. US prosecutors demanded to know the judge’s sources, and De la Mata sent additional information, but no reply has been forthcoming.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has also failed to comply with De la Mata’s request to take statements from the lawyers who were spied on while working with Assange.

04.01.2021 - 16:46 [ derStandard.at ]

London: US-Auslieferungsantrag für Julian Assange abgelehnt

Am Handeln des 49-Jährigen übte Baraitser freilich massive Kritik. Die Argumente seiner Verteidigung erkannte sie in großen Teilen nicht an. Weder habe diese belegen können, dass Assange in den USA kein faires Verfahren erwarte, noch, dass der Wikileaks-Gründer Opfer politischer Verfolgung sei,

04.01.2021 - 16:32 [ Charles Ghose / Youtube ]

Stella Morris & WikiLeaks Chief Editor Speak After Assange Blocked Extradition To The U S

Stella Morris and Chief Editor of Wiki Leaks Kristinn Hrafnsson speak, after Julian Assange extradition to the United States is blocked, by U.K District Judge. The Old Bailey.

04.01.2021 - 16:23 [ Washington Post ]

British court rejects U.S. extradition request for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, saying he is at risk of suicide

The U.S. government will appeal to the High Court to reverse the judge’s ruling, a process that could take several months — perhaps even longer because of Assange’s poor health and the soaring outbreak of coronavirus in Britain, which has the capital city on near-lockdown.

04.01.2021 - 11:46 [ Murtaza Ali Shah / Twitter ]

Julian Assange’s partner Stella Morris at the central criminal court to hear if the judge will order extradition of @wikileaks founder #JulianAssange

04.01.2021 - 11:40 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on Julian Assange: do not extradite him

No one has been brought to book for the crimes exposed by WikiLeaks. Instead, the Trump administration has launched a full-scale assault on the international criminal court for daring to investigate these and other offences, and is pursuing the man who brought them to light. It has taken the unprecedented step of prosecuting him under the Espionage Act for publishing confidential information. (Mike Pompeo, secretary of state and former CIA director, has previously described Wikileaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence agency”). In doing so, it chose to attack one of the very bases of journalism: its ability to share vital information that the government would rather suppress.

04.01.2021 - 08:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Mother of Julian Assange’s children says if a British court sends her fiancé to face life in a US jail, this country’s no longer a safe haven for free speech

But that is what would happen if the UK decides to extradite Julian. It would rewrite the rules of what it is permissible to publish here. Overnight, it would chill free and open debate about abuses by our own government and by many foreign ones, too.

In effect, foreign countries could simply issue an extradition request saying that UK journalists, or Facebook users for that matter, have violated their censorship laws.

Reporters Without Borders and the National Union of Journalists have said that as long as Julian remains in prison facing extradition, the UK is not a safe place for journalists and publishers to work.

The press freedoms we cherish in Britain are meaningless if they can be criminalised and suppressed by regimes in Russia or Ankara or by prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia.

If Westminster Magistrates‘ Court accepts the US arguments tomorrow, every other country can use them, too. It would place an impossible burden on you, me, everyone, not to violate foreign censorship laws.

04.01.2021 - 08:19 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny

Those who do not seek to meaningfully dissent or subvert power will usually deny — because they do not perceive — that such dissent and subversion are, in fact, rigorously prohibited. They will continue to believe blissfully that the society in which they live guarantees core civic freedoms — of speech, of press, of assembly, of due process — because they have rendered their own speech and activism, if it exists at all, so innocuous that nobody with the capacity to do so would bother to try to curtail it. The observation apocryphally attributed to socialist activist Rosa Luxemburg, imprisoned for her opposition to German involvement in World War I and then summarily executed by the state, expresses it best: “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

04.01.2021 - 08:02 [ Defend.Wikileaks.org ]

Assange Extradition Ruling: What to Expect

AT A GLANCE

– A UK judge will rule on Julian Assange’s extradition on January 4, 2021.
– The United States government wants to extradite Assange for publishing evidence of war crimes and illegal spying in 2010. He faces a 175-year sentence.
– All major free speech & free press organizations including Amnesty and Reporters Without Borders, major media (including The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and The Times UK) and journalist organizations including US, British, and Australian journalist unions have condemned the U.S. government’s theory of the case as an unprecedented threat to the First Amendment right to publish.
– The decision is expected to be appealed and would then be referred to a higher court.

04.01.2021 - 07:56 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

More than 40 Human Rights and Media Organisations oppose the extradition of Julian Assange

@amnesty
@hrw
@ACLU
@RSF_inter
@pressfreedom
@IFJGlobal
@NUJofficial
@guardian
@nytimes
#Assange

09.12.2020 - 05:29 [ Consortium News ]

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Top UN Anti-Torture Official Urges Assange’s Release

The United Nations’ top official on torture Tuesday called for British authorities to release or place under house arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, citing the risk of Covid-19 infection in London’s notorious Belmarsh Prison and condemning a decade of “arbitrary deprivation of liberty” that has “severely violated” the jailed journalist’s human rights.

24.11.2020 - 21:59 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

A Trump pardon of Snowden & Assange would be historic on so many levels. It would cause civil liberties groups, press freedom groups & leaders from around the world to praise him. He’d be the first President willing to confront the Deep State since Eisenhower’s Farewell Address.

23.11.2020 - 20:52 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light Today on U.S. Politics and Wars

The Agency knew that their best asset for selling their wars was Barack Obama — the same reason so many in the security state were eager to get rid of Donald Trump.

31.10.2020 - 10:11 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

(June 5, 2020)

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

28.10.2020 - 02:29 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

„Irakkriegstagebücher“ nach zehn Jahren: Wahrheit ist Verrat

Der Zweck des Journalismus ist es, Wahrheit – insbesondere unbequeme Wahrheit – aufzudecken und zum Wohle der Gesellschaft zu veröffentlichen. In einer freien Gesellschaft müssen wir über die kriminellen Handlungen informiert werden, die von den Regierungen im Namen des Volkes begangen werden. Im Laufe der Geschichte haben Journalisten immer wieder aufgedeckt, auf welch vielfältige Weise Regierungen lügen, betrügen und stehlen – und welche großen Anstrengungen sie unternehmen, damit das Volk nichts davon erfährt.

Große Journalisten wie Seymour Hersh, der uns über die Tragödie des Massakers von Mai Lai und die Schrecken, die im irakischen Gefängnis von Abu Ghraib stattfanden, berichtete, sind unverzichtbar.

28.10.2020 - 02:20 [ Ron Paul / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

‚Iraq War Diaries‘ At Ten Years: Truth is Treason

The purpose of journalism is to uncover truth – especially uncomfortable truth – and to publish it for the benefit of society. In a free society, we must be informed of the criminal acts carried out by governments in the name of the people. Throughout history, journalists have uncovered the many ways governments lie, cheat, and steal – and the great lengths they will go to keep the people from finding out.

18.10.2020 - 00:34 [ Arena.org.au ]

Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

(02.10.2020)

Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court?

The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge. Putting aside the ritual associated with ‘British justice’, at times it has been evocative of a Stalinist show trial. One difference is that in the show trials, the defendant stood in the court proper. In the Assange trial, the defendant was caged behind thick glass, and had to crawl on his knees to a slit in the glass, overseen by his guard, to make contact with his lawyers. His message, whispered barely audibly through face masks, was then passed by post-it the length of the court to where his barristers were arguing the case against his extradition to an American hellhole.

Consider this daily routine of Julian Assange, an Australian on trial for truth-telling journalism…

18.10.2020 - 00:01 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Prozess gegen Julian Assange: Der Racheakt

Die Stimmung war erschütternd. Das sage ich, ohne zu zögern; ich habe bereits in vielen Gerichtssälen gesessen und selten so ein unfaires Verfahren erlebt; das hier ist schlicht ein Racheakt. Wenn man einmal von den Ritualen absieht, welche mit der „britischen Justiz“ verbunden sind, hat es einen bisweilen an einen stalinistischen Schauprozess erinnert.

Ein Unterschied dazu war, dass der Angeklagte in den Schauprozessen im Gerichtssaal stand. Im Assange-Prozess war er hinter dickes Glas gesperrt und musste, unter Aufsicht seines Wächters, auf Knien zu einem Schlitz im Glaskasten krabbeln, um Kontakt zu seinen Anwälten aufzunehmen. Seine Nachricht, die er kaum hörbar durch eine Maske flüsterte, wurde dann mittels kleiner Post-it-Zettelchen quer durch den ganzen Gerichtssaal getragen, dorthin, wo seine Anwälte ihn gegen die Auslieferung in ein amerikanisches Drecksloch verteidigten.

Führen Sie sich einmal folgende tägliche Routine von Julian Assange vor Auge …

10.10.2020 - 17:57 [ Consortium News ]

WATCH: The Assange Case Explained

Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria was interviewed by BreakThrough News, and he laid out the essential information about WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange’s extradition case.

06.10.2020 - 02:31 [ Craig Murray / Global Research ]

How a Police State Starts

I returned to my hotel about 11pm, did my ablutions and went to bed. Just after midnight I was awoken by an insistent and extremely loud pounding at the door of my room.

02.10.2020 - 00:27 [ Antiwar.com ]

UK Judge to Give Decision on Assange Extradition Early Next Year

The letter said all of the crimes Assange is accused of are standard journalistic practices, and if he is extradited, it would gravely endanger press freedom. The letter was endorsed by hundreds of politicians, parliament members, and heads of state from around the world.

30.09.2020 - 16:32 [ Progressive International / eventbrite.co.uk ]

The Belmarsh Tribunal

Confirmed speakers:

Roger Waters, rock musician, co-founder of Pink Floyd

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil

Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, MeRA25

Rafael Correa, former president of Ecuador

M.I.A., musician and activist

Slavoj Žižek, philosopher

Pamela Anderson, actress and activist

Srećko Horvat, philosopher, co-founder of DiEM25

Alicia Castro, trade unionist and Argentine diplomat

John McDonnell, former Shadow Chancellor, Labour Party

Jennifer Robinson, human rights lawyer

Tariq Ali, public intellectual and member of Russell Tribunal

Angela Richter, artist and activist

30.09.2020 - 16:30 [ Yanis Varoufakis / Twitter ]

First they came for Assange. Then for all journalists that dare expose them. Then for each and every one of us that dare resit them. Join us in opposition to Julian’s extradition! This Friday. At 15.00 CET

30.09.2020 - 14:17 [ the Grayzone ]

Exclusive: Spanish judge seeks Sheldon Adelson security chief in Assange spying case

The judge’s interest in Nagel indicates that the Spanish investigation is now probing the suspected role of US intelligence as the guiding hand behind UC Global’s criminal spying operation.

Before he was hired as Adelson’s director of global security, Nagel serving as the top cyber-crime investigator for the US Secret Service – a role which earned him a medal of commendation from the CIA. Together with Lahav, he was likely to have played a central role in coordinating between Sands, UC Global, and US intelligence.

30.09.2020 - 14:08 [ El Pais ]

Three protected witnesses accuse Spanish ex-marine of spying on Julian Assange

(21.09.2020)

Morales traveled to the US once or twice a month allegedly to hand over the material to “the Americans.” A microphone was installed on the PVC plastic base of a fire extinguisher near the meeting room where Assange met with his lawyers. The cyberactivist had placed a device that created white noise in this room, and activated it when he thought he was being spied on. He placed another device in the women’s bathroom, where he sometimes met with his lawyers.

UC Global S. L. was hired by Ecuador’s Senain secret service to provide security services to the embassy when Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa was in power. But according to the three witnesses, Morales ordered the Australian to be spied on and created remote-operated computer servers that collected the illegally obtained information, which could be accessed from the United States.

30.09.2020 - 14:07 [ Kevin Gosztola / Twitter ]

Witness #1 and Witness #2 are afraid UC Global director David Morales could retaliate against them as result of giving information. They requested protected status on the basis that their families and themselves were at risk. #AssangeTrial

30.09.2020 - 13:50 [ theGuardian.com ]

Assange case: former security firm staff allowed to give anonymous evidence

Anonymity was granted to two former employees of UC Global after a hearing at the Old Bailey in London was told they feared that its director and owner, David Morales, or others connected to him in the US, could seek to harm them.

Judge Vanessa Baraitser said she would permit their identities to remain anonymous out of respect for a Spanish court that had done the same as part of a case in which they are involved.

30.09.2020 - 13:48 [ Craig Murray ]

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

The day concluded with a foretaste of excitement to come, as Judge Baraitser agreed to grant witness anonymity to the two UC Global whistleblowers who are to give evidence on UC Global’s spying on Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy. In making application, Summers gave notice that among the topics to be discussed was the instruction from UC Global’s American clients to consider poisoning or kidnapping Assange. The hidden firearm with filed-off serial numbers discovered in the home of UC Global’s chief executive David Morales, and his relationship to the Head of Security at the Las Vegas Sands complex, were also briefly mooted.

30.09.2020 - 13:14 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

Watch: Information about ADX Florence – the highest security prison in the world – where Juian Assange is expected to be held if extradited is not widely available. This short program from 2019 gives some detail of the conditions #Assange could expect

30.09.2020 - 13:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Julian Assange could face being locked up in a cell built for 9/11 terrorists and would need to be at death’s door to escape the ’supermax‘ jail regime, court hears

Assange is fighting extradition on charges relating to leaks of classified documents allegedly exposing US war crimes and abuse.

The Old Bailey has heard evidence of the 49-year-old’s mental state following years in the Ecuador embassy and 16 months in custody at Belmarsh high security jail.

Today the court heard that, if he loses his extradition battle, Assange could be held at Alexandria Detention Centre in Virginia under special administrative measures (Sams).

28.09.2020 - 17:45 [ Stella Moris / Crowdjustice.com ]

Join my fight to free Julian Assange and stop US extradition

We all recognise the responsibility placed upon us, and what is at stake, and express our gratitude to anyone who feels able to contribute. Even small amounts, which might not feel like they make a difference, will collectively be of huge benefit – and will be gratefully received.

Please do share the link on this page with anyone who may think they might want to help.

Thank you for your support,

Stella Moris

28.09.2020 - 17:25 [ theAustralian.com.au ]

My secret family with Julian Assange

Fiancee of WikiLeaks founder reveals how their unlikely romance started inside the Ecuadorian embassy — and how they hid it for years.

25.09.2020 - 23:59 [ CounterPunch ]

The Extradition Trial of Julian Assange: an Interview With John Pilger

I spoke with John Pilger in London on September 12, in response to the case of investigative reporter and Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, a close friend of Pilger’s, who was back in a British court last week. Assange is currently fighting extradition to the US, where he is facing a 175 year jail sentence for alleged espionage.

25.09.2020 - 17:23 [ Max Blumenthal / Information Clearing House ]

Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange

The Grayzone has learned that several correspondents from a major US newspaper rebuffed appeals by Wikileaks to report on the illegal spying campaign by UC Global, privately justifying the contractor’s actions on national security grounds.

25.09.2020 - 12:50 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Politische Schwergewichte in Lateinamerika fordern die Freiheit von Julian Assange

Sie würde die Schleusen zur politischen Strafverfolgung und zur Kriminalisierung des investigativen Journalismus als Spionage öffnen und eine globale Gerichtsbarkeit der USA und das Recht der Staaten auf absolute Geheimhaltung von Kriegsverbrechen, staatlicher Folter und Korruption geltend machen.

24.09.2020 - 19:25 [ Jacob Appelbaum / Heise.de ]

Die Anklageschrift erweckt den Eindruck, dass sich investigativer Journalismus nicht von krimineller Spionage unterscheidet

Diese Anklage ist nichts als ein Lawfare und Teil einer umfassenderen Strategie politischer Angriffe auf WikiLeaks, auf Personen im Umfeld von WikiLeaks und auf den investigativen Journalismus als Ganzes. Die in der Anklageschrift dargelegten Behauptungen sind für die direkt und indirekt Genannten sowie für alle Journalisten weltweit mit Blick auf wesentliche Funktionen der Berichterstattung äußerst gefährlich. Immerhin werden die in der Anklageschrift namentlich genannten und nicht namentlich genannten Personen politischer Verbrechen bezichtigt. Die Anklageschrift erweckt den Eindruck, dass sich effektiver und investigativer Journalismus im öffentlichen Interesse nicht von krimineller Spionage unterscheidet, die von Nationalstaaten für ihre Interessen betrieben wird.

23.09.2020 - 18:11 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Part 2 of Lula’s video on why the attempted extradition and prosecution of Assange is so dangerous, and why the relative silence of western media outlets — including those that partnered with WikiLeaks to publish these documents — is so shameful:

23.09.2020 - 18:02 [ Nils Melzer / Twitter ]

Having investigated this case in my capacity as the #UN #SRTorture, I am absolutely convinced that, if extradited to the USA, #Assange will be exposed to an unfair trial & conditions of detention amounting to #Torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

23.09.2020 - 17:38 [ Joe Lauria / Consortium News ]

LIVE UPDATES: ASSANGE HEARING DAY TWELVE—Lewis Challenges Diagnosis of Assange’s Autism

Court is in session. Today’s defense witnesses are to be Dr. Quinton Deeley, an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the National Autism Unit, Adult ADHD Service, and Behavioural Genetics and Autism Assessment Clinic & Paul Mullen, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Monash University, Melbourne.

23.09.2020 - 17:27 [ Craig Murray / Consortium News ]

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing—Day 11

The only possible conclusion from yesterday’s testimony is that the performance of the representative of the United States Government was, in and of itself, full and sufficient evidence that there is no possibility that Julian Assange will receive fair consideration and treatment of his mental health issues within the United States system. The US government has just demonstrated that to us, in open court, to perfection.

23.09.2020 - 12:33 [ antikriegTV / Youtube ]

Wurde Chavez von der NSA ermordet? Internetaktivist Appelbaum @ CCC – Chaos Communication Congress

(31.12.2013)

Was wenn ich euch sagen würde, dass die NSA über eine spezielle Technologie verfügt, Energie in euch hineinzubeamen und in die Computersysteme um euch herum?
Würdet ihr mir glauben, oder wären das Verschwörungstheorien eines Verrückten?

Als ich Julian Assange davon berichtet habe, sagte er:
Ich wette, dass die Leute um Hugo Chavez sich jetzt fragen, was sein Krebserkrankung ausgelöst hat.

Ich antwortete, dass ich daran noch gar nicht gedacht hab.
Aber ich habe bisher noch keine Daten darüber gefunden,
inwiefern diese Technologie sich negativ auf die Gesundheit der Menschen auswirkt.

Hat die NSA irgendwelche Tests durchgeführt um zu beweisen,
dass es sicher ist, Menschen auf eine kurze Distanz mit 1 Kilowatt starker RF-Energie zu bestrahlen.

Dies ist ein Dauer-Radarwellen-Generator. Man kann es lokalisieren, weil es 1-2 Gigahertz erzeugt.

Das ist der ganze Zyklus. Zuerst bestrahlen sie jemanden mit Radarwellen, dann stirbt man an Krebs, dann hat man gewonnen.

kommt zur Pressekonferenz in 30 Minuten.

Man kann alles fragen.
Grundsätzlich stehe ich zur Verfügung bis man mich umbringt.

23.09.2020 - 12:14 [ Rebecca Vincent / Twitter ]

Kopelman said Assange’s auditory hallucinations tell him things like “you’re worthless”, “you’re nothing”, “you’re dust”, “you’re dead”, and to kill himself.

The prosecution argued these were self-reported. Kopelman pointed out hallucinations are always self-reported. 13/

23.09.2020 - 11:55 [ Heise.de ]

Psychiater: Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange ist suizidgefährdet

Nach Aussagen eines Psychiaters ist der im Gefängnis sitzende Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange akut suizidgefährdet. Es gebe ein „hohes Risiko“, dass der 49-Jährige sich das Leben nehmen wolle, berichtete der Psychiater Michael Kopelman am Dienstag vor dem Londoner Old Bailey-Gericht, nachdem er Assange etwa 20 Mal in seiner Untersuchungshaft besucht hatte. Der bereits seit mehr als einem Jahr im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis Belmarsh eingesperrte Assange leide seit längerer Zeit an Halluzinationen und höre etwa Stimmen, die sagten „Wir kommen, um dich zu holen“.

23.09.2020 - 11:55 [ Rebecca Vincent / Twitter ]

Prosecutor James Lewis also attempted to discredit UN Special Rapporteur on Torture @NilsMelzer , dismissing his report after visiting Assange at Belmarsh prison as “palpable nonsense”. Melzer’s report detailed the effects of psychological torture on Assange. 19/

21.09.2020 - 19:59 [ Lawyers for Assange / Global Research ]

Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

Dear Prime Minister,

Dear Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice,

Dear Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,

Dear Home Secretary,

We write to you as legal practitioners and legal academics to express our collective concerns about the violations of Mr. Julian Assange’s fundamental human, civil and political rights and the precedent his persecution is setting.

We call on you to act in accordance with national and international law, human rights and the rule of law by bringing an end to the ongoing extradition proceedings and granting Mr. Assange his long overdue freedom – freedom from torture, arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty, and political persecution.

21.09.2020 - 19:47 [ Craig Murray / Global Research ]

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13

The first witness of the day was Nicky Hager, the veteran New Zealand investigative journalist. Hager’s co-authored book “Hit and Run” detailed a disastrous New Zealand SAS raid in Afghanistan, “Operation Burnham”, that achieved nothing but the deaths of civilians, including a child. Hager was the object of much calumny and insult, and even of police raids on his home, but in July an official government report found that all the major facts of his book were correct, and the New Zealand military had run dangerously out of control:

19.09.2020 - 10:48 [ Global Research ]

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative

16.9.2020 Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents.

17.09.2020 - 19:57 [ Craig Murray / Global Research ]

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10

I shall now continue my exposition of the questioning of Eric Lewis. I shall not set out as much of this in full detail as dialogue as I did yesterday, but will do so at key points in the summary.

14.09.2020 - 16:11 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

It’s inspiring to see the left & others around the world sound the alarm about how dangerous is the extradition and prosecution of Assange. The only ones supportive are Deep State operatives in the US angry he exposed their crimes & US liberals who want their opponents jailed:

14.09.2020 - 00:07 [ Consortium News ]

WATCH: On the Journalism of Julian Assange With John Pilger, Craig Murray, Andrew Fowler and Serena Tinari

Reporting after the first week of Julian Assange’s reconvened extradition trial, veteran journalists John Pilger, Andrew Fowler and Serena Tinari, and former UK ambassador and writer Craig Murray join #FreeTheTruth as we turn the spotlight onto the journalism of Julian Assange.

08.09.2020 - 20:20 [ Consortium News ]

LIVE UPDATES ASSANGE HEARING DAY TWO: US Tries to Narrow its Espionage Charge to Only Naming Informants; Defense Quotes Indictment to Prove Otherwise

Julian Assange was also warned by Judge Baraitser that he would be removed if he makes another outburst. U.S. crimes abroad on display.

08.09.2020 - 02:09 [ John Pilger / Global Research ]

The “Stalinist” Trial of Julian Assange

Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor’s extradition hearing entered its final stage.

07.09.2020 - 11:10 [ Wikileaks ]

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing

Hearing Resumes: September 2020

September 7, 2020

07.09.2020 - 11:05 [ ORF.at ]

Assange-Prozess: Anhörung zu Auslieferungsantrag

Assange war 2012 aus Angst vor einer Auslieferung an die USA in die ecuadorianische Botschaft in London geflüchtet. Damals lag gegen ihn ein europäischer Haftbefehl wegen Vergewaltigungsvorwürfen in Schweden vor. Die Ermittlungen wurden eingestellt. Die britische Polizei verhaftete Assange im April 2019, da er mit der Flucht in die Botschaft gegen Kautionsauflagen verstoßen hatte. Er wurde zu einem knappen Jahr Haft verurteilt.

07.09.2020 - 10:53 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Julian will be put on a show trial – then they’ll bury him‘: Mother of Assange’s two children tearfully warns of the WikiLeaks founder’s fate as the US begins its Old Bailey extradition bid

The Mail on Sunday revealed in April that Ms Morris, 37, is the mother of two children fathered by Assange while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. She believes he will face a show trial in the US if he is extradited.

‘It is heartbreaking to think that if Julian is extradited and put in a US supermax prison, the boys will never get to know their father and he will never see them grow up,’ she said. ‘It’s not Julian in the prison. It’s the kids that are being deprived of their father. It’s me that’s being deprived.’

07.09.2020 - 10:42 [ the Times ]

Julian Assange’s fiancée, Stella Moris, on their secret family

The WikiLeaks founder secretly fathered two children while holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy. Now he is in prison fighting extradition to the US and the hearing that will decide his fate resumes on Monday. His fiancée tells Kirsty Lang their extraordinary love story

07.09.2020 - 10:35 [ Amnesty International ]

UK: Assange extradition hearing will be a key test for UK and US justice

The fact that Assange was the target of a negative public campaign by US officials at the highest levels undermines his right to be presumed innocent and puts him at risk of an unfair trial.

“The UK must abide by its obligations under international human rights law, which forbid the transfer of individuals to another country where they would face serious human rights violations,” said Nils Muižnieks.

06.09.2020 - 21:19 [ Reporters without Borders - RSF.org ]

#FreeAssange : Sign against Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States !

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is firmly opposed to the possible extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where he could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for charges that include publishing and providing journalists with information that served the public interest.

UPDATE: The US extradition hearing against Julian Assange will resume on 7 September at the Central Criminal Court in London. We will be delivering this petition to the UK authorities that morning. Help us reach our goal of 100,000 signatures by signing

06.09.2020 - 21:16 [ Christine Assange / Twitter ]

URGENT! #SaveJulian Will you/your family/friends please help save my sons life? PETITION to UK Govt to STOP US EXTRADITION of journalist #JulianAssange

Written by journalists
ANYONE CAN SIGN!

76,000 signed!

We need 100,000 signatures by SEPT 7th!

05.09.2020 - 02:34 [ Nozomi Hayase / Common Dreams ]

Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step up to Fight this War on Journalism

Journalists have been left on hold so they could not listen to the teleconference at all, and even when they gained access the proceedings have often been inaudible. At one point, even the lawyers were shut out of the teleconference system. Assange himself has complained of not being able to hear all of the proceedings. Even worse, on several occasions, the prison simply ‘forgot’ to deliver him to the video call room in time for scheduled hearings.

04.09.2020 - 17:56 [ Emergeheart.info ]

The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

Journalists are under attack globally for doing their jobs. Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing if extradited to the United States.

03.09.2020 - 18:50 [ Antiwar.com ]

For Years, Journalists Cheered Assange’s Abuse. Now They’ve Paved His Path to a US Gulag

Court hearings in Britain over the US administration’s extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms.

01.09.2020 - 19:14 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

Always contrast Julian #Assange with Tony Blair. One will be fighting for his life in court on 7 Sept for the „crime“ of exposing war crimes while the other evades justice for the paramount crime of Iraq. Read this shocking piece:

31. Aug. 2020

20.08.2020 - 19:22 [ Belfast Telegraph ]

Julian Assange’s partner launches crowdfund campaign to fight extradition to US

The WikiLeaks founder has been held at Belmarsh Prison in London for the past 16 months, ahead of his extradition hearing in September.

25.07.2020 - 15:48 [ Consortium News ]

CIA ‘Obsessed’ With Former UK Envoy Who Will Testify in Spying-on-Assange Case

The former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange says he was the “top target” of the 24/7 surveillance of Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London by the Spanish security company UC Global, which, according to press reports and court documents, shared the surveillance with the CIA.

Craig Murray said he has been contacted by an attorney in the spying case on Assange and that he will be going to Madrid to testify. The founder of UC Global, David Morales, was arrested over the surveillance (including privileged Assange-lawyer conversations) and is on trial.

Murray told former CIA analyst Ray McGovern in an email, shared with Consortium News with Murray’s permission, that the CIA was “obsessed” with him.

30.06.2020 - 23:17 [ International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) / Global Research ]

IADL Calls on UK Court to Grant Bail to Julian Assange, Ill and Vulnerable to COVID-19

Assange was too ill to attend his May 4 hearing, even by videoconference. In an open letter to The Lancet, 216 physicians and psychologists from 33 countries accused the UK and U.S. governments of exacerbating the psychological torture of Assange. Citing the Convention Against Torture, the signatories warned that UK officials could be held complicit and liable for their perpetration of, or silent acquiescence and consent to, Assange’s torture.

26.06.2020 - 11:00 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

(June 5, 2020)

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

06.06.2020 - 14:28 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

15.05.2020 - 05:18 [ Andrew Wilkie ]

UK Government blind to common sense over Julian Assange

Andrew Wilkie MP and George Christensen MP, Co-Chairs of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group, are deeply disappointed with the unsatisfactory response from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in the Government of the United Kingdom, the Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, which advised that Julian Assange will not be granted compassionate release from prison on the basis that he does not meet the criteria and he also presents as a flight risk.

26.04.2020 - 03:29 [ The Washington Times ]

Assange attorneys look again to postpone extradition trial over coronavirus: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks said Friday that Assange’s attorneys will ask a London court to delay his extradition proceedings due to restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

12.04.2020 - 09:04 [ TheWikiLeaksChannel / Youtube ]

Assange family

Julian Assange’s fiancée (and children) talks to camera for the first time on the one year anniversary of his imprisonment.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

12.04.2020 - 08:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange fathered two children inside the Ecuadorian embassy with lawyer, 37, who fell in love with him while helping his fight against extradition to the US

Now, in a world exclusive interview, Miss Morris reveals how:

Assange watched both children being born in London hospitals via live video link and met Gabriel when he was smuggled into the embassy;

They believe American intelligence agencies tried to steal Gabriel’s DNA from a nappy after becoming suspicious that Assange was his father;

10.04.2020 - 04:49 [ Craig Murray / Global Research ]

Beyond Words. Assange’s COVID-19 Bail Related Application

Yesterday Mark Sommers QC, the extremely erudite and bookish second counsel for Julian Assange in his extradition hearing, trembled with anger in court. Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser had just made a ruling that the names of Julian Assange’s partner and young children could be published, which she stated was in the interests of “open justice”.

07.04.2020 - 16:07 [ Global Research ]

Ten Years Since WikiLeaks Published the “Collateral Murder” Video

The Collateral Murder video will be remembered for decades as testimony to the barbarity of imperialist war. Its contents are more significant than ever, amid stepped-up inter-imperialist tensions and preparations for new and catastrophic military conflicts.

Workers, students and young people must do everything they can to fight for Assange’s freedom and for the safety and security of all those involved in this historic exposure of militarism and war.

Yesterday, WikiLeaks held an online meeting marking the anniversary of Collateral Murder, at which Hraffnson and others spoke. It can be viewed here.

25.03.2020 - 15:32 [ The Courier ]

Assange denied bail in UK over virus

Spain, the US and Iran have already released thousands of low-risk prisoners to stop COVID-19 from spreading further and WikiLeaks said Assange’s bail bid comes after the UK has failed to follow suit.

24.03.2020 - 19:26 [ The Washington Times ]

Assange lawyers request bail for jailed WikiLeaks publisher, citing coronavirus pandemic

“We have approximately 85,000 people in our prisons and prisons are overcrowded, so when you have a lot of people in a small area, transmission of disease will obviously be easier,” Andrea Albutt told BBC Radio 4’s Today program, London’s Evening Standard newspaper reported.

23.03.2020 - 22:48 [ Nozomi Hayase / antikrieg.com ]

Assanges Auslieferung, Eskalation des US-Terrorkriegs

Netzwerke eines ansteckenden Mutes, die durch Wellen von Whistleblowern entstanden, begannen die Verschwörung der Regierung aufzulösen. Das wiederbelebte Herz der Demokratie inspiriert uns jetzt dazu, uns auf Gerechtigkeit hin zu bewegen, unsere eigene Bedeutung zu erkennen und einander in die Augen zu schauen, wenn wir zu dem werden, was wir sein sollen – zu den Bewegern und Gestaltern unserer eigenen Geschichte. Nur durch den Mut jedes Einzelnen, die Angst zu überwinden und diesem entfesselten Terror entgegenzutreten, können wir diesen Krieg beenden und diejenigen befreien, die ihre Freiheit geopfert haben, damit wir alle frei sein können.

12.03.2020 - 13:09 [ SparrowMedia.net ]

Statement From Chelsea Manning’s Legal Team: Ms. Manning is Recovering in Hospital, Scheduled to Appear in Court Friday

Writing in a 2019 letter to Judge Trenga, Ms. Manning said: “I object to this grand jury … as an effort to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good. I have had these values since I was a child, and I’ve had years of confinement to reflect on them. For much of that time, I depended for survival on my values, my decisions, and my conscience. I will not abandon them now.”

29.02.2020 - 19:14 [ WSWS.org ]

Je mehr ich erfahre, desto entsetzter bin ich“: Kundgebungen für Julian Assange in Bern und Frankfurt am Main

Im Londoner Schauprozess gegen den WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange vertagte die Vorsitzende Richterin Vanessa Baraitser schon am Donnerstag das Auslieferungsverfahren auf Mitte Mai. Derweil gingen auf der ganzen Welt Menschen für Julian Assange auf die Straße. Neben den großen Kundgebungen und Versammlungen in London gab es in den letzten Tagen unter anderem Protestaktionen in den australischen Städten Sydney, Melbourne und Brisbane, in Sri Lanka, in Neuseeland, im kanadischen Montreal, wie auch erstmals in New York. In Deutschland und in der Schweiz gingen Unterstützer für Assange in Berlin, Köln, Düsseldorf und Frankfurt am Main, sowie in Basel, Zürich und Bern auf die Straße.

29.02.2020 - 19:00 [ Sky News ]

Assange forced into ‚glass box‘ in extradition hearing in London

Managing Editor at Shadowproof in London Kevin Gosztola says Julian Assange has been “sitting in a glass box all week” and has been “isolated” during his extradition hearing.

The case in London has been pushed back until May 18, when it’s scheduled to resume for another three weeks.

29.02.2020 - 18:52 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

This Assange “Trial” Is A Self-Contradictory Kafkaesque Nightmare

The prosecution is working to extradite Assange to the US under a US-UK extradition treaty, a treaty whose contents the prosecution now says we should ignore because they explicitly forbid political extraditions. The prosecution says it doesn’t matter anyway because Assange is not a political actor, yet in 2010 the US government that’s trying to extradite him labeled him a political actor in those exact words. Assange’s trial is taking place in a maximum security prison for dangerous violent offenders because that’s where he’s being jailed for no stated reason and despite having no history of violence, which means he’s kept separate from the courtroom in a sound-resistant safety enclosure where he can’t hear or participate in his own trial. The magistrate judging the case says he can’t be allowed out of the enclosure since he’s considered dangerous, because he’s been arbitrarily placed in a prison for dangerous violent offenders. The magistrate keeps telling Assange to stop speaking up during his trial and to speak through his lawyers, yet he’s being actively prevented from communicating with his lawyers.

28.02.2020 - 23:53 [ Ray McGovern / Antiwar.com ]

Queen’s Counsel Charges vs. Assange „Significantly Overwrought“

We are about to see how malleable the British Court system is to diktat from Washington. Will the British embrace the flimsiest of circumstantial “evidence” from U.S. security services that have axes to grind?

Will British officials turn their back on 800 years of progress on the human rights wrested from King John at Runnymede? Are there today no “English Nobles” to thwart the obscene “legal” proceedings aimed at extraditing WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a US prison for publishing the truth about US and UK war crimes?

28.02.2020 - 23:33 [ Andrew P. Napolitano / Antiwar.com ]

Punishing the Free Speech of Julian Assange

WikiLeaks revealed – in partnership with major international publications, including the two involved in the Pentagon Papers Case – videos of American troops murdering civilians and celebrating the murders (a war crime) as well as documentary proof of American complicity in torture (also a war crime).

28.02.2020 - 23:17 [ Antiwar.com ]

First They Came for Assange…

So, mainstream American publishers – of newspapers, online sites, and even cable news producers – really ought to brush up on their Evelyn Beatrice Hall; you know her oft-quoted, but rarely practiced profession: „I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.“

Ultimately, it matters not whether one likes Assange, shares his worldview, or even approves of his tactics. The name of the civil libertarian game must instead be a press-sovereignty solidarity that transcends the person of Mr. Assange. Love him or hate him; like WikiLeaks or loathe it; the most powerful American press organizations must close ranks with Assange.

27.02.2020 - 18:48 [ teleSUR ]

Assange is a Political Prisoner and by Law Cannot Be Extradited

„Assange’s extradition to the United States would be a breach of the 2003 British-American treaty, which expressly prohibits surrender for ‚crimes of a political nature‘,“ Fitzgerald said at Woolwich Crown Court, in southeast London.

25.02.2020 - 18:59 [ Courage Foundation / Eventbrite.com ]

Gegen die Auslieferung von Julian Assange an die US: Unser Recht auf Wissen

Am 29. Februar um 18:00 Uhr eröffnet die Courage Foundation in Zusammenarbeit mit DiEM25 die europaweite Ausstellung „We Are Millions“ in Berlin, um auf die mögliche Auslieferung Julian Assange an die USA aufmerksam zu machen. Assange erleidet derzeit menschenrechtswidrige psychologische Folter und die gesamte Anklage gegen diesen Journalisten ist eine Gefahr und Einschränkung der Pressefreiheit.
Programm:

18-20Uhr : Eröffnung und Fotoportrait-Shootings
20-21Uhr – Podiumsdiskussion

25.02.2020 - 18:24 [ Zeit.de ]

Verteidiger berichten von Vergiftungsplänen gegen Julian Assange

Das Anwaltsteam sagt, es habe Kontakt zu mehreren Whistleblowern aus dem Umfeld von UC Global und wolle diese als Zeugen anführen. Ihrer Aussage nach sei der Chef von UC Global, David Morales, bei Gesprächen mit nicht näher genannten US-amerikanischen Stellen dabei gewesen, bei denen die Frage diskutiert worden sei, ob man gegen Assange nicht auch „extremere Maßnahmen“ ergreifen könne.

25.02.2020 - 18:11 [ Daily Mail ]

US ‚plotted to kill Julian Assange and make it look like an accident‘: Spies discussed kidnapping or poisoning WikiLeaks founder in Ecuadorean embassy, extradition trial hears

Referring to witness two’s evidence, Mr Fitzgerald said: ‚There were conversations about whether there should be more extreme measures contemplated, such as kidnapping or poisoning Julian Assange in the embassy.‘

Reading from a witness statement, Mr Fitzgerald continued: ‚David (Morales) said the Americans were desperate and had even suggested more extreme measures could be applied against the guest to put an end to the situation.‘

25.02.2020 - 18:06 [ theGuardian.com ]

Julian Assange was ‚handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked‘

Julian Assange was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had his case files confiscated after the first day of his extradition hearing, according to his lawyers, who complained of interference in his ability to take part.

Their appeal to the judge overseeing the trial at Woolwich crown court in south-east London was also supported by legal counsel for the US government, who said it was essential the WikiLeaks founder be given a fair trial.

25.02.2020 - 17:58 [ Fefe ]

Julian Assanges Abschiebeanhörung ging los und sie haben ihn ungefähr so behandelt, wie man sich das vorstellt:

“Yesterday Mr Assange was handcuffed 11 times, he was stripped naked two times at Belmarsh, and was put in five separate holding cells,“ he said this morning.