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Day 11 of the Julian #Assange extradition hearing begins.

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While previous testimonies have focused on matters of US constitutional law, the Esp. Act., redaction of cables – today's testimonies will focus primarily on Julian's health and the effects prolonged confinement have had on him and may have if taken to the US. #Assange
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DAY 11 of #JulianAssange's extradition starting soon. Our live tweets are on this thread.

Join us live at 5pm BST for Joe Lauria's daily courtroom report.

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We're in the virtual courtroom, awaiting Judge Baraitser. Camera swings to #JulianAssange, wearing a mask.

Judge arrives
Todays witness is Professor Michael Kopelman. He is in the courtroom, on the stand. He is is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London.
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#JulianAssange extradition hearings Part 2 - Day 11 (Thread)

Court is scheduled to sit from 10:00 am.

Medical experts (such as psychiatrists) are expected to testify over the next 3 days.

But we shall see.

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"The next three days will be very difficult for us. The court will hear medical evidence of Julian's physical and mental condition and his likelihood of survival if he is extradited to face 175 years in a US prison.

Please treat Julian with dignity & humanity"

via @StellaMoris1
Section head of Neuropsychiatry at Kings College London Professor Michael Kopelman was sworn in.

Fitzgerald QC tells court that whilst there is no power to prevent the press from reporting whatever is said both parties agreed to “invite sensitivity for some of intimate matters”
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US prosecution want you to believe #Assange and @wikileaks carelessly released the full archive of unredacted cables.

This simply isn't true.

Just look at the timestamp below. WikiLeaks only first published many hours later – after they had already been leaked online.
An exhaustive redaction process was ongoing until tweets like this appeared, forcing #Assange's hand to essentially re-publish what was now public.

David Leigh had disclosed the password in his book, then Der Freitag's Aug 25th piece led people to go look for the file online. ImageImage
A glaringly obvious point @ggreenwald raised the day after the leaks: how can one be so reckless to begin with?

I'll also add: isn't it odd the US only seems interested in prosecuting #Assange and @wikileaks with no mention of Leigh and Domscheit-Berg?

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Cassandra Fairbanks main points:

Arthur told me details about #JulianAssange’s impending arrest and charges in Oct. 2018, the same month Grenell worked out the deal.

Arthur does communications work for Grenell.

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#AssangeCase #FreeAssange
I told #JulianAssange in person about what I was told in January 2019.

Arthur knew I told him, and confirmed there was a State Department investigation into who leaked me the information.
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When I noted only a verbal deal was made not to execute #JulianAssange, he went on a tirade about how he deserves a lethal injection.

#AssangeCase #FreeAssange
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Breaking: Arthur Schwartz, a close advisor to Donald #Trump junior has been recorded by a journalist saying he had helped have Julian Assange removed from the ecuadorian embassy, "on the orders of the President," Assange's extradition hearing has heard.
The claim came from Cassandra Fairbanks, a Trump supporter, in a sworn statement read out at London's Central Criminal Court
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She also states that Schwarz had told her about #Assange "A pardon isn't going to f*cking happen," and that "Assange should be killed and everyone involved with WikiLeaks should be executed.
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Proceedings begin, first witness, computer scientist Professor Christian Grotthoff.
He is giving evidence on how unredacted material was placed on the internet
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The witness confirms that in August 2010 a Guardian journalist, David Leigh gained access to the files, which were strongly encrypyed, these, he said "were useless without the key."
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Grotthoff says that there were a number of attempts to interfere and hack the Wikileaks website and steal data.
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Day 10 of the Julian #Assange extradition hearing begins.

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First witness to testify is Prof. Dr. Christian Grothoff. Grothoff is Professor for Computer Science at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. His testimony pertains to the issue of unredacted cables. #Assange
Defense begins examining witness. Mark Summers QC asks Grothoff about the file accessible to Guardian journalist David Leigh. Grothoff confirms that this file was encrypted and could only have been opened with the right password.
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The tenth day of proceedings in the trial portion of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing will begin shortly.

I'll have live updates today and throughout third week of #AssangeTrial.
It is Assange legal team's position that facts in the case have been presented in a "misleading way" by prosecution to help make it seem like Assange committed "extraditable offense."
Day 10 will feature Jakob Augstein, a journalist who worked for Der Freitag, and Professor Christian Grothoff, a computer science professor, who can show court US prosecution is misrepresenting facts related to publication of unredacted cable cache on the internet #Assange
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Good morning to you all! Today is day 10 of the #AssangeCase extradition hearing. I was granted to the virtual room by a nice young guy working from his bedroom.
40 political observers who were revoked access by the judge still cannot monitor the hearings.
#FreeAssange
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Professor Grotthoff takes the stand who will be looking at the unredacted classified release of cables.
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Grottoff: the encryption was so that no one who did not have access to the date would not be able to open it.
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DAY 10 of #JulianAssange's extradition hearing will begin in 1 hour. Our live tweets will be on this thread.

Join @Consortiumnews editor-in-chief Joe Lauria @unjoe at 5pm BST on #CNLive! for his daily account.

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Court is in session. Mark Summers announces 1st witness is Prof Christian Grothoff, from the Bern Uni of Applied Sciences. Specialises in net security and cryptography. Has been asked to trace the publication of unredacted cables.
Prof Grothoff says his research would have been visible to anyone - "obscure but not hidden".

Defence: In summer 2010, you saw @wikileaks shared a server with @davidleighx?

CG: Yes

Defence: Was the cable file encrypted?

CG: Yes & the files could only be accessed w/ password
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1. I believe #Assange knew he was dealing with Russians and that it was #Russia who was behind the hacking. He helped them and then lied about it.

#RussianAsset
2. "Despite being confined to the embassy.., Assange met with Russians and world-class hackers at critical moments, frequently for hours at a time. He also acquired powerful new computing and network hardware to facilitate data transfers just weeks..."

cnn.com/2019/07/15/pol…
3. before WikiLeaks received hacked materials from Russian operatives....[T]here was "no doubt that there is evidence" that Assange had ties to Russian intelligence agencies."
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1) Fil Q du 20/09/2020

Q post n°4686 à 4737

Thème: "21-25 SEPT [suivez et pistez les événements]"
2)
3) Q post n°4686

Q publie à nouveau l'image du "punisher".
La Justice est la seule voie à suivre.
Transparence et divulgation.

Q nous invite à suivre de près les événements:
- du 14 au 18 Sept
- du 21 au 25 Sept
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Am Freitag sollte im #Assange-Hearing eigentlich Khaled el-Masri aussagen, aber leider hat die Videoverbindung nicht funktioniert. Deshalb konnte nur sein schriftliches Statement vorgetragen werden, ich fasse es hier zusammen.

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El-Masri ist deutscher Staatsbürger. Er war Ende 2003 im Bus durch Europa unterwegs, als es er an der Grenze von Mazedonien ohne Angabe von Gründen inhaftiert wurde. Er wurde für 23 Tage ohne Kontakt zur Außenwelt festgehalten und schwer misshandelt.
Zu den Vorkommnissen in Mazedonien führt der EGMR aus: "Diese Maßnahmen wurden vorsätzlich angewendet, um das Ziel zu erreichen Herrn Masri starke Schmerzen und Leiden zuzufügen und dadurch Informationen zu erhalten. Nach Ansicht des Gerichts war diese Behandlung Folter."
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Being a senior Nazi official gets you press, microphones, interpreters and weeks to attempt and justify mass murder– whereas exposing US crimes will get you locked in a bulletproof glass box for a secret trial, hidden from the public. #Assange ImageImage
If you're a bio weapons researcher who experimented on human subjects or better yet a V1/V2 rocket scientist, you'll even get a pardon and citizenship (See: Unit 731 and Operation Paperclip).
Daniel Ellsberg @DanielEllsberg, also charged under the Espionage Act for releasing Pentagon Papers, was refused the opportunity to even explain his motives– which has been the norm ever since. Assange will not receive a fair trial either in the US.

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Die Partei die Linke wäre in der Bundestagswahl 2021 als einzige klare Friedenspartei die einzige wählbare Partei von den Parteien, die derzeit im Bundestag vertreten sind.
Mit einer NATO-r2g-Kipping als Spitzenkandidatin, die für die "Regierungsfähigkeit" und ihre Platz an den Fressnäpfen der Regierung die Friedensposition zur Diskussion stellt, wäre auch die Partei die Linke nicht mehr wählbar als eine weitere neoliberale US/NATO/EU-Kriegspartei.
Auch für die Partei DieLinke gilt:
Politik, die mit Macht verwechselt wird, dient nur den Herrschenden und ihren Handlangern und führt in autokratische, antidemokratische System, in den Faschismus, Plutokratien und Diktaturen. #Kipping "Antideutsche"
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1. I've kept this confidential so far,but now @MaxBlumenthal reveals I'll file a criminal complaint to ask #Spanish judges to investigate serious espionage activities targeting me and all my devices inside #Ecuador Embassy as I was meeting Julian #Assange thegrayzone.com/2020/09/18/mai…
2. this is just one of the things done in full secrecy inside the #Ecuadorean Embassy as I was meeting Julian #Assange: someone unscrewed my phones
3. you have to realise I was targeted by these espionage activities inside #Ecuadorean Embassy(as I was meeting Julian #Assange) a month after my #FOIA lawyers @estelledehon @suigenerisjen and I discovered that the @cpsuk had destroyed crucial emails on the #Assange case
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BOOM!!👇🏻 enjoy the ****ing show. #Assange proves the #DNC had the motive to kill #SethRich. DNC paid Google’s Crowdstrike 100k to investigate the hacked emails that WikiLeaks published 1 day after Seths murder. Google then blamed Russia to frame @POTUS of collusion & impeach him!
I cannot put into words how massive this revelation is towards the plan. It’s all coming to fruition of the stuff we’ve been exposing for years. It proves there is a legit DeepState cabal who have been operating above the law. Wow Bigtime #Justice4SethRich
The #MSM is trying to get ahead of the story that #JulianAssange will be pardoned for testimony about how he received the #DNC emails, which he already said had nothing to do with #Russia. The media knows they’re ****ed. Rats are scurrying!
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Heute wurden im #Assange-Hearing zwei schriftliche Statements eingebracht, die ich erst jetzt lesen konnte.
Beide sind nur schwer erträglich:
Dean Yates von Reuters und Folteropfer Khaled al-Masri.

Hier stelle ich die Aussage von Yates vor.

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Yates war 2007 der Bagdad-Büroleiter für Reuters. Damals wurden zwei seiner Mitarbeiter (Namir und Saeed) von einem US-Helikopter aus erschossen. Das US-Militär erklärte Yates gegenüber später, dass sie die beiden Journalisten für den Teil einer bewaffneten Menschengruppe hielt.
Ihm wurde ein Videoausschnitt aus der Bordkamera des Helikopters gezeigt, der die US-Darstellung recht plausibel wirken ließ. Die mehrfach geforderte Herausgabe des kompletten Videos wurde verweigert. WikiLeaks hat dieses später in Gänze als "Collateral Murder" veröffentlicht.
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The most memorable moments in the #AssangeCase hearing for this week cannot be summarized in one tweet, so I will start this thread by highlighting the "super relevant" question by the prosecution:
"Would it be illegal for a journalist to help someone break into the White House?"
We also found out that Mr. Kromberg admits that the US government does not have any evidence of serious harm caused to any individual by the @wikileaks publications, yet the prosecution continues to mislead the court and the witnesses saying they do.
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The prosecution quoted from @davidleighx's book where that #Assange allegedly said at a dinner that "informants deserve to die", but they stopped John Goetz, who was present at the dinner & who testified and submitted a testimony in writing from saying that this never happened.
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This is very misleading. Lawyers representing the US have accepted the claim that @DanaRohrabacher *said* he could get Assange a pardon.

They have absolutely NOT accepted that Trump, or the administration, in fact offered one, only that Rohrabacher claimed this.
Astute readers may have noticed that Julian Assange did indeed (falsely) deny Russia was the source of the hacked emails, and in fact he and @Wikileaks sadistically smeared Seth Rich as the source.

No ‘pardon’ was forthcoming. Which is why #Assange is in the dock today.
Just terrible reporting here, I’m afraid:

“Rohrabacher said he followed up the meeting by calling then White House chief of staff John Kelly to discuss the pardon. However, the ex congressman said he never spoke to Trump about it.” - in fact, John Kelly refused that to him
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Inzwischen wird im #Assange-Hearing die Befragung von @CareyShenkman fortgesetzt, die gestern unterbrochen werden musste.
Die Anklage suggeriert, dass der Espionage Act durch Rechtsprechung präzisiert wird, Shenkman hält aber daran fest, dass die Regelungen immer noch sehr weit gefasst sind.
Es geht nun um juristische Details des Gesetzes und bestimmte Urteile.
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Gerade wurde im #Assange-Hearing ein schriftliches Statement von Jennifer Robinson (@suigenerisjen ) verlesen, sie ist Teil von Assanges Anwaltsteam
Sie schildert, dass sie in der Botschaft von Ecuador anwesend war als am 15.08.2017 US-Kongressmitglied @DanaRohrabacher und ein Herr Johnson anwesend waren und dort im Namen von @realDonaldTrump gesprochen haben.
Diese haben #Assange eine Begnadigung für den Fall in Aussicht gestellt, dass er bezeugt, dass die Demokraten-Mails nicht Russland geleakt wurden. Assange habe das abgelehnt.

Hintergrund: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Demo…
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Day 9 of the #Assange extradition hearing begins.

Live updates in this thread:
First witness of the day is investigative journalist Nicolas Hager.
Hager underlines the importance of confidential sources. Being an investigative journalist and dealing with topics that are of a classified/sensitive nature there's no way around it without them. Governments will always claim that they "harm" nat sec.
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