Archiv: Julian Assange


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.”

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.

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.

25.02.2020 - 03:57 [ junge Welt ]

Freiheit für Julian Assange „Demokratie und Recht stehen auf dem Spiel“

Die Schriftstellervereinigung »Poets, Essayists, Novelists«, PEN, hat am vergangenen Freitag zum Auftakt der Anhörungen im Auslieferungsverfahren des »Wiki­leaks-Gründers« Julian Assange mit zwei Lichtprojektionen auf Wände der britischen und der US-amerikanischen Botschaft in Berlin gegen dessen Inhaftierung protestiert.

25.02.2020 - 03:37 [ Piratenpartei Deutschland ]

Der Fall Assange: repressives Vorgehen gegen investigativen Journalismus

Auch zeigte er sich enttäuscht von einem Gespräch mit dem deutschen Außenministerium:
„Ich hatte eher das Gefühl, dass die Besprechung dazu dienen sollte, mein Engagement in diesem Fall ganz grundsätzlich zu hinterfragen. Angesichts der Unabhängigkeit meines Mandats wurde das höflich in Frageform gekleidet. Es war aber schon eindeutig, dass sie mit meiner Sicht der Dinge nicht einverstanden waren“ so Melzer in einem am vergangenen Samstag veröffentlichten Interview…
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Wenn wir zulassen, dass Regierungen und Geheimdienste entscheiden, wer ein Journalist ist und wer nicht, dann akzeptieren wir damit auch, dass sie uns sagen, was Nachrichten sind und was nicht, was öffentlich gemacht werden darf und was nicht und letztendlich was richtig und was falsch ist.

25.02.2020 - 03:16 [ RT / Youtube ]

Julian Assange Will Face a Show Trial in the United States!- UN Torture Rapporteur Nils Melzer

We speak to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer about the persecution of Julian Assange. He discusses the threat Assange’s persecution poses to press freedom, why mainstream media are starting to slowly support the Wikileaks founder, the allegations Julian Assange faced in Sweden, governments not cooperating with him despite his UN mandate and more!

25.02.2020 - 02:34 [ Ron Paul / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Trump’s Betrayal of Julian Assange

Trump loved it when Wikileaks exposed the criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, as it cheated to deprive Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party nomination. Wikileaks’ release of the DNC emails exposed the deep corruption at the heart of US politics, and as a candidate Trump loved the transparency.

Then Trump got elected.

25.02.2020 - 01:50 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Trumps Verrat an Julian Assange

Trump liebte es, als WikiLeaks die Kriminalität Hillary Clintons und der Demokratischen Partei aufdeckte, als sie in betrügerischer Absicht die Nominierung von Bernie Sanders für die Demokratische Partei hintertrieben. WikiLeaks‘ Veröffentlichung der E-Mails des Kongresses der Demokratischen Partei enthüllte die tiefe Korruption im Herzen der US-Politik, und als Kandidat liebte Trump die Transparenz.

Dann wurde Trump gewählt.

24.02.2020 - 21:48 [ Global Research ]

Veteran Journalist Andrew Fowler Denounces Australian Government’s Refusal to Defend Assange

Last June, after Australian Federal Police raids on the ABC, Fowler penned a powerful comment for the Sydney Morning Herald warning that the raids were “a wake-up call to journalists who left Assange swinging” and calling on them to speak out in defence of the WikiLeaks founder. Fowler also initiated an open letter from ABC Alumni—an organisation of former ABC staff—demanding that the Australian government oppose the US extradition of Assange and repatriate him to Australia.

24.02.2020 - 16:13 [ derStandard.at ]

Julian Assanges Vater: „Schweigen bedeutet Zustimmung“

STANDARD: Sie touren gerade durch Europa, treffen Politiker. Was erwarten Sie sich?

Shipton: Ich werde für Julian eintreten und klarmachen, dass es – ich weiß, das ist eine abgedroschene Phrase – einen historischen Wandel in Europa gibt, der Julian und die freie Meinungsäußerung und freien Austausch in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft unterstützt. Gestern in Paris waren 25 Kameracrews, davor in London 23. Es gibt eine wachsende Unterstützung.

24.02.2020 - 16:10 [ derStandard.at ]

Auslieferungsverfahren – Investigativjournalistin: „Der Fall Assange ist ein Armutszeugnis für den Journalismus“

Am Montag beginnen die Anhörungen über die Auslieferung des Wikileaks-Gründers an die USA. Stefania Maurizi kritisiert nicht nur die Justiz: Auch die Presse habe Julian Assange fallengelassen

21.02.2020 - 02:44 [ Marjorie Cohn / Truthout ]

Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

Assange’s extradition hearing will begin on February 24 in Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s London courtroom. More than 70 lawyers and legal academics, as well as at least 12 former heads of state, have signed a letter that will be sent to the U.K. Home Secretary, stating, “The fact that the charges are brought under the Espionage Act further reveals that this is a matter of a pure political offence [citation omitted].

21.02.2020 - 02:33 [ Marjorie Cohn / antikrieg.com ]

Die Auslieferung von Assange würde einen gefährlichen Präzedenzfall schaffen

Assanges Auslieferungsanhörung wird am 24. Februar im Londoner Gerichtssaal der Richterin Vanessa Baraitser beginnen. Mehr als 70 Rechtsanwälte und Rechtswissenschaftler sowie mindestens 12 ehemalige Staatsoberhäupter haben ein Schreiben unterzeichnet, das an den britischen Innenminister geschickt wird und in dem es heißt: „Die Tatsache, dass die Anklage nach dem Spionagegesetz erhoben wird, zeigt außerdem, dass es sich um ein rein politisches Vergehen handelt. Es besteht ein breiter internationaler Konsens darüber, dass solche Straftaten nicht der Auslieferung unterliegen sollten“.

20.02.2020 - 15:36 [ Courage Foundation / Twitter ]

Former general counsel for the New York Times, James Goodale, says the cases against #Assange and @ggreenwald are „examples of governments using hacking laws to stifle political speech—and we should expect more of the same“

18.02.2020 - 17:22 [ Doctors for Assange ]

Ahead of Julian Assange’s US Extradition Hearing, Doctors’ Letter Published in The Lancet

Ahead of Julian Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing on February 24, a letter by a group of doctors representing 117 physicians and psychologists from 18 nations calls for an end to the psychological torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange. Published in the pre-eminent medical journal The Lancet, the letter expresses concern over Julian Assange’s fitness for his legal proceedings while suffering the effects of ongoing psychological torture.

A copy of the letter has been sent to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne. This follows the doctors’ earlier letter of December 16 2019, calling on Minister Payne to bring Julian Assange home to Australia for urgent medical care. A copy has also been sent to the UK Government, which the doctors accuse of violating Julian Assange’s human right to health. In a covering note to Marise Payne the doctors urged the Minister to “act decisively now” to remove Mr Assange from Belmarsh prison, before it is too late.

18.02.2020 - 17:15 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Assange’s Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-War Movement

The US government’s extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange is a critical moment for press freedom, but also for the anti-war movement

18.02.2020 - 16:51 [ The Grayzone / Youtube ]

Max Blumenthal on the imperial NGOs that ignore Julian Assange – and the billionaires behind them

The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks about the witch hunt against WikiLeaks publisher and political prisoner Julian Assange, and how billionaire-funded „human rights“ and „press freedom“ non-profit organizations have refused to support him.

This talk was hosted by the Courage Foundation in New York City on February 15, 2020.

18.02.2020 - 16:05 [ John Pilger ]

JULIAN ASSANGE MUST BE FREED, NOT BETRAYED

On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court that will decide whether or not he is to be extradited to the United States and a living death.

10.02.2020 - 16:22 [ Consortium News ]

Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger & Assange

Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London’s Belmarsh prison).

Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of the Western world, each of these journalists exposed and criticized Western foreign policy.

10.02.2020 - 14:14 [ Johanna Ross / antikrieg.com ]

Assanges Fall steht für das „Versagen des westlichen Rechts“, sagt Nils Melzer von der UNO

Im Fall von Assange ist klar, wer das Sagen hat, und dass sogar europäischen Regierungen den Forderungen der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ausgeliefert waren. Und doch folgen die westlichen Nationen in ihrer eigenen Torheit dem Beispiel der USA – unsere Demokratien zerbröckeln direkt vor unseren Augen.

10.02.2020 - 14:12 [ Johanna Ross / Antiwar.com ]

Assange’s Case Represents ‘Failure of Western Law,’ says UN’s Nils Melzer

In Assange’s case it’s clear who is calling the shots, and that even European governments have been at the mercy of the US’ demands. And yet western nations follow the US’s lead at their own folly – our democracies are crumbling before our very eyes.

07.02.2020 - 16:51 [ Standard.co.uk ]

More than 100 prominent Germans appeal for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s release from prison

The German appeal, which is supported by Reporters Without Borders Germany, as well as members of Amnesty International, Transparency International, the German Journalists’ Union (dju), the Whistleblower Network and the writers’ association PEN-Germany, calls on the British Government to “release Julian Assange from prison immediately so that he can recover under specialist medical supervision and exercise his basic rights without hindrance”.

05.02.2020 - 23:37 [ Mrs Christine Assange / Twitter ]

Please help save the life of my journalist son If extradited for multi-award winning journalism revealing US war crimes, he faces torture & 175 yrs in prison Media support is critical Please send my tweet below to as many journalists as you can Many thanks #NoUSExtradition

30.01.2020 - 17:51 [ ConsortiumNews.com ]

The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich

The opening email, at the bottom, dated 10 August 2016 at 10.32 a.m., precisely, just one month after the murder of Seth Rich, is from the media handling department of the Washington Field Office. It references WikiLeaks’ offer of a reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich, and that Assange seemed to imply Rich was the source of the DNC leaks.

25.01.2020 - 23:16 [ Stol..it ]

Mahnwache für Freilassung von Julian Assange in Wien

„Ich rufe alle EU-Staaten und vor allem die österreichische Bundesregierung auf, im Rahmen des Beschlusses des EU-Parlaments Assange politisches Asyl zu gewähren – auch in Österreich“, sagte Fred Turnheim, Präsident des Österreichischen Journalistenklubs (ÖJC), der die Mahnwache mitveranstaltete. Der Fall Assange offenbare ein Justiz- und Medienversagen ersten Ranges.

23.01.2020 - 09:08 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil with the same prosecutorial angle used by the US to target WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

18.01.2020 - 15:12 [ Yahoo.com ]

Assange ‚denied access‘ to lawyers in UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied access to evidence and even basic items like paper and pens by British prison officials, putting his US extradition case on the brink of judicial review, his lawyer has warned.

Solicitor Gareth Pierce was shocked to learn that District Judge Vanessa Baraitser only intended to allow the defence team one hour to review evidence with the Australian in the holding cells at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday.

04.01.2020 - 02:59 [ Voice of America ]

Mexican President Calls for Julian Assange to be Released From UK Prison

„I don’t know if he has recognized that he acted against rules and norms of a political system, but at the time these cables demonstrated how the world system functions in its authoritarian nature,“ Lopez Obrador said in response to a question about Assange at a regular government news briefing.

04.01.2020 - 02:53 [ The Sydney Morning Herald ]

Mexican President hopes for Assange release as cables ‚acurate‘

The President of Mexico has expressed his solidarity with Julian Assange, saying he hopes the Australian WikiLeaks founder will soon be pardoned and freed.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said liberating Assange would be a „just cause“.

28.12.2019 - 15:18 [ Fefe.de ]

So, der erste Tag auf dem 36c3 hat sich schon mal gelohnt.

Für die sensibleren Gespräche ist Julian mit Anwalt dann zum Badezimmer gegangen und hat die Dusche laufen lassen. Daraufhin ließ die CIA eine Wanze hinter dem einen Schrank dort anbringen. Es war wohl einigermaßen erheiternd, die fluchenden Amis in den Anfragen an die Spanier zu lesen, weil sie nicht weiterkamen.

Das Ende war dann weniger lustig. Über die Wanze im Feuerlöscher haben die Amis ein Gespräch zwischen Julian und der Geheimdienstchefin von Ecuador belauscht, die Julian einen ecuadorischen Pass beschafft hatten, ihn zum Diplomaten ernannt hatten, und eine offizielle Abberufung in eine Botschaft in einem anderen Land eingetütet hatten. Am nächsten Morgen lag dann überraschend ein internationaler Haftbefehl der USA vor. Überwachen hat also ernsthafte Folgen.

Es gab leider technische Probleme beim Streaming und der Aufzeichnung am Anfang. Ich hoffe mal, das ist trotzdem was geworden. Andy hat extra später angefangen.

25.12.2019 - 16:49 [ der Freitag ]

Es ist unsere Freiheit

Als würde man als Lehrer mit erhobenen Händen vor einer Klasse stehen, und an den Fingern vorzählen, dass zwei plus zwei gleich vier ist, während alle Welt beharrlich weiter behauptet, zwei und zwei sei drei oder auch fünf.“ Das antwortete mir Nils Melzer, Sonderbeauftragter der Vereinten Nationen für Folter, auf die Frage, wie es sein könne, dass im Herzen Europas ein Journalist in Isolationshaft sitzt, weil er die Wahrheit über Kriegsverbrechen enthüllt hat, und nichts passiere – kein Aufschrei der Presse, keine offenen Briefe prominenter Intellektueller oder Appelle von Politikern. Und ob er, Melzer, nicht langsam verzweifle daran.

21.12.2019 - 03:57 [ Stefania Maurizi / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

A Massive Scandal: How Assange, His Doctors, Lawyers and Visitors Were All Spied on for the US

Meetings and conversations were recorded and filmed, and all the information was sent to US intelligence. Sometimes the espionage operations were truly off the wall:

21.12.2019 - 02:55 [ El Pais ]

Spanish security company spied on Julian Assange in London for the United States

(26.09.2019)

The UC Global S. L. team was also ordered by its boss to install stickers that prevented the windows of the rooms that the WikiLeaks founder used from vibrating, allegedly to make it easier for the CIA to record conversations with their laser microphones. They also took a used diaper that from a baby that was on occasions taken to visit the activist in order to determine if the child was his by a close collaborator.

The former military man also planted microphones in a number of decorative elements inside the embassy, which were photographed for their reproduction in Spain. He also wanted to install them in the room used by “the guest,” as Assange was referred to in his reports, but some of his workers, concerned over the illegality of these jobs, warned him that they could be discovered. “The WikiLeaks founder was obsessed with being spied on,” a former employee of the company said.

21.12.2019 - 02:51 [ ORF.at ]

Assange sagt in Affäre um Ausspähung in Botschaft aus

Im Fall um seine mutmaßliche Ausspähung durch ein spanisches Sicherheitsunternehmen hat Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange gestern vor einem spanischen Richter ausgesagt. Assange, der in einem britischen Hochsicherheitsgefängnis inhaftiert ist, sei dem Richter in Madrid per Videokonferenz zugeschaltet worden, teilten Assanges Rechtsanwälte mit.

21.12.2019 - 02:43 [ Yahoo.com ]

WikiLeaks‘ Assange testifies in embassy spying case

Assange, who is currently serving time at a high-security prison in Britain, was to answer questions from a judge at Spain’s National Court in Madrid, testifying by videoconference from Westminster Magistrates Court in London, his legal team said.

21.12.2019 - 02:02 [ Reuters ]

Wikileaks‘ Assange appears in court in Spain spying investigation

Owner and director of UC Global S.L. David Morales declined to say whether his company spied on Assange. “All the information is confidential and it belongs to the government of Ecuador,” Morales told El Pais in July. “We simply did a job.” …

Speaking outside the court in Westminster, former Ecuadorean consul in London Fidel Navraez accused Undercover Global of betraying Ecuador and Assange.

“That company was contracted by Ecuador in order to protect the embassy, protect Julian Assange, protect the embassy staff … but it is a corrupt company – we know that now,” he said.

17.12.2019 - 04:21 [ RT France / Youtube ]

Paris : Un rassemblement pour demander la libération de Julian Assange

Des manifestants se sont regroupés ce dimanche après-midi sur le Pont des Arts à Paris pour Julian Assange. Ils dénoncent les conditions de détention du fondateur de WikiLeaks à la prison de Belmarsh au Royaume-Uni et réclament sa libération. Il est toujours susceptible d’être extradé vers les Etats-Unis qui l’accusent d’espionnage.

17.12.2019 - 04:05 [ Stuff New Zealand ]

Doctors sound warning on Julian Assange

The group has written an open letter to Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne calling for the 48-year-old to be returned to Australia.

„Should Mr Assange die in a British prison, people will want to know what you, minister, did to prevent his death,“ the letter says.

17.12.2019 - 03:59 [ Common Dreams ]

100+ Doctors Demand Julian Assange Receive Safe Passage to Australian Hospital ‚Before It Is Too Late‘

A group of over 100 doctors on Monday urged the Australian government to end its „refusal to act“ in the case of Julian Assange and insist the British government release the WikiLeaks founder from prison so he can be safely sent to an Australian hospital before „it is too late.“

17.12.2019 - 03:53 [ The Sydney Morning Herald ]

Doctors ask government to evacuate Assange to an Australian hospital

A cross-party coalition of 11 federal MPs — which includes two Nationals MPs, two Labor MPs and members of the crossbench — recently formed to lobby the Morrison government to intervene on behalf of Assange.

In an addendum to their letter to Senator Payne, Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese, the doctors from Europe, the US and Australia said that „contrary to popular misconception“, the injuries caused by psychological torture were extremely serious.

17.12.2019 - 03:34 [ Doctors for Assange / Global Research ]

Medical Doctors Issue Urgent Australian Appeal to Save Julian Assange

More than 100 medical doctors have issued an urgent appeal to the Australian government to protect the life of its citizen, imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist and publisher Julian Assange.

17.12.2019 - 03:20 [ Consortium News ]

Doctors Issue Urgent Australian Appeal to Save Julian Assange

In an open letter to the Australian minister for foreign affairs (dated Dec. 16), the doctors urge Marise Payne to negotiate Julian Assange’s safe passage from Belmarsh Prison to an appropriate hospital setting in Australia, “before it is too late.”

10.12.2019 - 21:08 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Der Kongress ist Trumps Mitverschwörer gegen die Freiheit

Das vielleicht abscheulichste Beispiel für die Heuchelei der Kongressgegner Trumps ist, wie viele von denen, die sich über die Sicherheit des Ukrainegate-„Whistleblowers“ sorgen, über die Mitschuld der Trump-Administration an der unmenschlichen Behandlung des WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange schweigen oder diese unterstützen. Sie schweigen auch, wenn die US-Regierung Chelsea Manning wieder ins Gefängnis wirft, weil sie sich weigert, der Verfolgung von Herrn Assange durch die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu helfen.

09.12.2019 - 21:36 [ Radio Utopie ]

Journalist.innen für Julian Assange

Journalist.innen weltweit haben sich endlich dazu aufgerafft gegen die politische Verfolgung des Mitbegründers von Wikileaks organisiert Stellung zu beziehen.

Julian Assange, langähriger Kopf von WikiLeaks und damaliger Mitbegründer in Berlin, ist derzeit der bekannteste politische Gefangene der Welt.

09.12.2019 - 20:31 [ speak-up-for-assange.org ]

Journalists Speak Up for Julian Assange

Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, is currently detained in Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom and faces extradition to the United States and criminal prosecution under the Espionage Act. He risks up to 175 years imprisonment for his part in making public the leak of US military documents from Afghanistan and Iraq, and a trove of US State Department cables. The ‘War Diaries’ provided evidence that the US Government misled the public about activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and committed war crimes. WikiLeaks partnered with a wide range of media organizations worldwide that republished the War Diaries and embassy cables. The legal action underway against Mr Assange sets an extremely dangerous precedent for journalists, media organizations and the freedom of the press.

We, journalists and journalistic organizations around the globe, express our grave concern for Mr Assange’s wellbeing, for his continued detention and for the draconian espionage charges.

30.11.2019 - 20:32 [ Consortium News ]

JOHN PILGER: Visiting Britain’s Political Prisoner

“I think I’m going out of my mind,” Julian Assange told John Pilger at Belmarsh Prison. “No you’re not,” Pilger responded. “Look how you frighten them, how powerful you are.”

28.11.2019 - 20:30 [ Tagesschau ]

NDR erstattet Strafanzeige

In einer Zeugenaussage gibt ein ehemaliger Sicherheitsmitarbeiter über seinen früheren Chef an: „David Morales antwortete, als ich ihn eindringlich fragte, wer seine ‚amerikanischen Freunde‘ seien, es sei ‚der Geheimdienst der Vereinigten Staaten‘. Im September 2017 bittet Morales einen engen Kreis von Mitarbeitern per Mail, „bitte nur sehr zurückhaltend über meinen Aufenthaltsort (besonders über meine Reisen in die USA) zu sprechen“.

27.11.2019 - 14:25 [ Consortium News ]

The Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for Public Defense of Free Speech

The established media with their allegiance to the state has been failing to inform the public about the threat to civil liberties emanating from this country. The U.S. government has been waging a war against the First Amendment. Assange has become a political prisoner of this war. In the era of “hope and change,” he and his organization became a target of Obama’s crackdown on whistleblowers, which now has escalated into Trump administration’s assaults on the press freedom.

26.11.2019 - 11:31 [ junge Welt ]

Assange in Lebensgefahr

Die australische Ärztin Lissa Johnson, die den Brief an die britische Regierung mitunterzeichnet hat, verweist laut Guardian ausdrücklich auf die Notwendigkeit einer unabhängigen medizinischen Meinung im Hinblick auf das anstehende Auslieferungsverfahren: »So wie es aussieht, betreffen ernste Fragen nicht nur die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen der Haftbedingungen von Herrn Assange, sondern auch seine medizinische Eignung, vor Gericht zu stehen und seine Verteidigung vorzubereiten

26.11.2019 - 06:27 [ CBS News ]

WikiLeaks‘ Julian Assange „could die in prison“ without medical care, doctors say

London — More than 60 doctors have written to British authorities asserting that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urgently needs medical treatment at a university hospital. The doctors said in a letter published Monday that Assange suffers from psychological problems including depression as well as dental issues and a serious shoulder ailment.

25.11.2019 - 19:00 [ WSWS ]

Doctors demand “urgent” medical intervention to save Julian Assange’s life

More than 65 eminent medical doctors from the UK and around the world have issued an open letter calling for urgent action to protect the life of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange.

The doctors warn there may be serious consequences if Assange is not moved from Belmarsh Prison to a university teaching hospital where he can be assessed and treated by an expert medical team.

19.11.2019 - 16:20 [ Tagesschau ]

Schwedens Staatsanwaltschaft: Vorwurf gegen Assange fallengelassen

Eine Auslieferung an die USA ist aber auch nach der aktuellen Entscheidung der schwedischen Justiz noch möglich, weil die US-Justiz einen Auslieferungsantrag gestellt hat, der von den Briten zugelassen wurde. Die Verhandlung darüber beginnt am 25. Februar.

19.11.2019 - 16:17 [ WSWS ]

Julian Assange appears in court via video link: Legal rights denied by judge

Maurizi reported yesterday, “Even the most inviolable meetings were violated: video and audio footage seen by Repubblica show a half-naked Julian Assange during a medical check up, the Ecuadorian ambassador Carlos Abad Ortiz and his staff during one of their diplomatic meetings, two of Assange’s lawyers, Gareth Peirce and Aitor Martinez, entering the women’s bathroom for a private conversation with their client.”

17.11.2019 - 12:29 [ Consortium News ]

Arbuthnot Out as Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer Jen Robinson

Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate enmeshed in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson, at an event in Sydney on Friday night .

17.11.2019 - 12:26 [ DailyMaverick.co.za ]

Julian Assange’s judge and her husband’s links to the British military establishment exposed by WikiLeaks

(14.11.2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former defence minister, is a paid chair of the advisory board of military corporation Thales Group, and was until earlier this year an adviser to arms company Babcock International. Both companies have major contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The revelations highlight concerns about conflicts of interest. Lady Arbuthnot began presiding over Assange’s legal case in 2017 and ruled this June that a full hearing would begin next February to consider the request for extradition from the UK made by the Trump administration.

11.11.2019 - 16:44 [ The American Conservative ‏/ Twitter ]

Assange is kept in complete isolation for 23 hours a day, and permitted 45 minutes exercise. When he has to be moved, guards clear the corridors and lock all cells to guarantee he has no contact with any other prisoner outside the exercise period.

02.11.2019 - 08:13 [ junge Welt ]

UN-Sonderberichterstatter: Assanges Leben ist in Gefahr

Das Leben von Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange ist nach Ansicht eines UN-Sonderberichterstatters in Gefahr. Der inhaftierte Gründer der Enthüllungsplattform habe schon im Mai typische Anzeichen von »psychologischer Folter« gezeigt, aber die britischen Behörden kümmerten sich nicht darum, schrieb der Sonderberichterstatter zum Thema Folter, Nils Melzer, am Freitag in Genf. Seit seiner Inhaftierung habe sich seine Gesundheit stetig verschlechtert, sein Leben sei jetzt in Gefahr.

02.11.2019 - 08:02 [ antikrieg.com ]

Die Tötung des Julian Assange

Die abscheuliche Behandlung des WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange geht weiter, und viele Beobachter zitieren seinen Fall als symptomatisch für die Entwicklung von „Polizeistaat“-Tendenzen sowohl in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika als auch in Europa, wo die Rechtsstaatlichkeit der politischen Zweckmäßigkeit untergeordnet wird.

01.11.2019 - 19:53 [ OHCHR ]

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk

The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has expressed alarm at the continued deterioration of Julian Assange’s health since his arrest and detention earlier this year, saying his life was now at risk.

31.10.2019 - 17:12 [ Jacobin Magazin ]

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets”

We talk to Fidel Narvaez, the ousted Ecuadorian diplomat who handled Julian Assange’s case about why Lenín Moreno caved to international pressure, broke his promises, and gave Assange up to British authorities.

25.10.2019 - 18:08 [ WSWS.org ]

Julian Assanges Gerichtsverhandlung in London: Großbritannien inszeniert einen gesetzlosen Schauprozess

Der Guardian, die New York Times und eine Vielzahl anderer Leitmedien haben bei jeder neuen Entwicklung als verlängerter Arm der US-Regierung fungiert, um den WikiLeaks-Gründer zu vernichten.

Unaufhörlich förderten sie die betrügerische Untersuchung Schwedens wegen angeblichen sexuellen Fehlverhaltens gegen Assange. Diese Untersuchung bildete letztlich die Grundlage für seine Verhaftung durch die britische Polizei im Jahr 2010 und zwang ihn, im Juni 2012 in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft Asyl zu suchen.

Die gut situierten Journalisten behaupteten derweil, dass Assange sich „der Gerechtigkeit entziehen“ wolle. Sie vertuschten die Tatsache, dass Assange in Schweden nie wegen einer Straftat angeklagt wurde und dass eine der beteiligten Frauen erklärte, sie sei von der Polizei „unter Druck gesetzt“ worden, damit sie Anzeige erstatte. Die Journalisten in den Medienkonzernen verhöhnten Assange dafür, dass er darauf beharrte, dass die Anschuldigungen aus Schweden auf Rufmord abzielten und einen alternativen Weg für seine Auslieferung an die USA frei machen sollten, weil WikiLeaks amerikanische Kriegsverbrechen enthüllt hatte.

Alle Warnungen Assanges haben sich bestätigt.

24.10.2019 - 16:38 [ WSWS ]

Julian Assange’s court hearing in London: Britain stages a lawless show-trial

Craig Murray, a former British diplomat and current human rights activist, wrote that he was “shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.”

24.10.2019 - 16:35 [ WSWS ]

Hunderte demonstrieren vor dem Amtsgericht Westminster für Julian Assanges Freilassung

Einer der ersten, der während einer kurzen Pause mit Neuigkeiten aus dem Gericht kam, war der ehemalige Londoner Bürgermeister Ken Livingstone. Auf die Frage nach Assanges Schicksal antwortete er: „Er hat den Leuten ermöglicht, die Wahrheit zu erfahren. Wir wurden unser ganzes Leben lang angelogen, seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Amerika hat uns immer wieder betrogen, zum Beispiel beim Vietnamkrieg, der 3,8 Millionen vietnamesische Todesopfer gefordert hat. Sie verteidigen nur die Interessen der amerikanischen Wirtschaft. Sie sollten ihn freilassen.“

24.10.2019 - 16:28 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Amnesty hinterfragt Auslieferung von Julian Assange durch Ecuador

Es sei nach wie vor unklar, welcher formelle Weg beschritten wurde, um im April dieses Jahres den britischen Behörden Zugang zur diplomatischen Vertretung des südamerikanischen Landes zu ermöglichen und Julian Assange festnehmen zu lassen, hieß es in einer Erklärung vom Dienstag.

23.10.2019 - 19:27 [ Don't Extradite Assange ‏/ Twitter ]

@CraigMurrayOrg on Julian Assange’s appearance in court yesterday: „Everybody in that court yesterday saw that one of the greatest journalists and most important dissidents of our times is being tortured to death by the state, before our eyes.“

23.10.2019 - 02:00 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

I was in court today to watch magistrate Vanessa Baraitser’s studied contempt for law and justice, as she denied Julian #Assange time to prepare his defence against America’s oafish, cowboy case to extradite him. An enfeebled Julian struggled to expose her. Stand with him please.

21.10.2019

23.10.2019 - 01:55 [ Stephen Lendman / Global Research ]

Slow-Motion US/UK Killing of Julian Assange

What’s going on is the hallmark of totalitarian rule – controlling the message, eliminating what conflicts with it, notably on major geopolitical issues.

Losing the right of free expression endangers all others. When truth-telling and dissent are considered threats to national security, free and open societies no longer exist – the slippery slope America and other Western societies are heading on.

23.10.2019 - 01:46 [ Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams / Antiwar.com ]

‘Truth Is Treason’ – The Torture of Julian Assange

His shocking mental and physical condition after being held for months in UK’s notorious Belmarsh prison only confirms the UN torture official’s assessment that he is being tortured by the US and UK governments. Why? For publishing the truth. The lesson to others is clear: challenge the global US military empire and you will be destroyed.

23.10.2019 - 01:32 [ WSWS ]

UK judge rejects delay in Assange extradition case

Pilger told demonstrators: “The whole thing is a grotesque absurdity. There is an extradition law between this country and the United States. It states specifically that someone cannot be extradited if the offences are political… It is not a bit of agitprop, it is not an opinion, they are political. All but one charge is based on the 1917 Espionage Act, which was used to jail conscientious objectors during the First World War in the United States.”

Pilger concluded: “The source of this is a rogue state—a state that ignores its own laws and international laws and the laws of this country.”

23.10.2019 - 01:24 [ Antiwar.com ]

Julian Assange Breaks Into Tears as He Is Denied Delay in Extradition Trial

Since Assange has been held in Belmarsh there have been reports that he experienced psychological torture. Just last week, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer and two medical professionals told reporters, “We came to the conclusion that he had been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time. That’s a medical assessment.”

27.09.2019 - 14:37 [ El Pais ]

Spanish security company spied on Julian Assange in London for the United States

Morales ordered his workers to install microphones in the embassy’s fire extinguishers and also in the women’s bathroom, where Assange’s lawyers, including the Spaniard Aitor Martínez and his closest collaborators, would meet for fear of being spied on. The cyberactivist’s meetings with his lawyers, Melynda Taylor, Jennifer Robinson and Baltasar Garzón, were also monitored.

The UC Global S. L. team was also ordered by its boss to install stickers that prevented the windows of the rooms that the WikiLeaks founder used from vibrating, allegedly to make it easier for the CIA to record conversations with their laser microphones. They also took a used diaper that from a baby that was on occasions taken to visit the activist in order to determine if the child was his by a close collaborator.

27.09.2019 - 14:31 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

MAJOR SCOOP by El Pais: US intelligence had cameras, microphones concealed throughout Ecuador’s London embassy, including in diplomats‘ bathroom. The US was not just spying directly on Assange but also on Ecuador’s diplomats inside their own embassy.

21.09.2019 - 18:13 [ Craig Murray ]

The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner

We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange’s uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his hearing on extradition to the USA – a process which could last several years.

At that point, all the excuses for Assange’s imprisonment which so-called leftists and liberals in the UK have hidden behind will evaporate. There are no charges and no active investigation in Sweden, where the “evidence” disintegrated at the first whiff of critical scrutiny. He is no longer imprisoned for “jumping bail”. The sole reason for his incarceration will be the publishing of the Afghan and Iraq war logs leaked by Chelsea Manning, with their evidence of wrongdoing and multiple war crimes.

21.09.2019 - 18:11 [ theGrayzone.com ]

UK worsens Julian Assange’s persecution as US seeks extradition

Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, says that UK authorities are holding Julian Assange in worse conditions than accused terrorists and ‘making it impossible’ for him to fight US extradition.

09.09.2019 - 12:36 [ WSWS ]

UN-Sonderberichterstatter Nils Melzer: An Julian Assange soll ein Exempel statuiert werden

Melzer, der Assange anfangs skeptisch gegenüberstand, hatte seine Meinung nach einer gründlichen Beschäftigung mit den Fakten rasch geändert. Im Mai hatte er nach einem Besuch von Assange im Gefängnis erklärt, er „habe noch nie zuvor erlebt, dass sich eine Gruppe demokratischer Staaten zusammenschließt, um ein einzelnes Individuum so lange Zeit und unter so geringer Berücksichtigung der Menschenwürde und der Rechtsstaatlichkeit bewusst zu isolieren, zu verteufeln und zu missbrauchen“.

02.09.2019 - 09:35 [ WSWS ]

Roger Waters holds concert on Monday: Take forward the fight to free Julian Assange!

At 6:00 p.m. in London today, a critical event has been called by bassist, singer and songwriter Roger Waters and journalist John Pilger to demand freedom for WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange. Waters will hold a concert in front of the office of British Home Secretary Priti Patel at 2 Marsham Street, and Pilger will deliver remarks.

Both Waters and Pilger are men of great principle who have fought—Waters as an artist and Pilger as a courageous journalist—to keep alive the struggle to free Assange. This fight, however, must be carried forward through the mobilization of workers and youth internationally to stop the extradition of Assange to the US, ensure his safe return to Australia and secure his freedom.

13.08.2019 - 20:20 [ WSWS ]

John Pilger warnt: „Vergesst Assange nicht, sonst werdet ihr ihn verlieren“

Medientrust wie die New York Times und die Washington Post, aber auch jede große Zeitung in Australien und Deutschland, hatten drei Jahre lang die Lüge verbreitet, dass Assange ein „russischer Agent“ sei. Jetzt unterdrücken sie jegliche Nachricht über das vernichtende Urteil. Diese Reaktion unterstreicht nur ihre Funktion als Sprachrohr der Geheimdienste und der Regierungen, die Assange verfolgen.

10.08.2019 - 10:49 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

Do not forget Julian #Assange. Or you will lose him. I saw him in Belmarsh prison and his health has deteriorated. Treated worse than a murderer, he is isolated, medicated and denied the tools to fight the bogus charges of a US extradition. I now fear for him. Do not forget him.

(07.08.2019)