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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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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…
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 Image
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 Image
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! ImageImageImage
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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.
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.

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Day 9 of the #Assange extradition hearing begins.

Live updates in this thread: Image
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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Back at court for day 9 of #JulianAssange's hearing. We were welcomed by our virtual host, a jolly lady from the tech department who had her computer on her lap and seemed to be very comfy in her living room.

Political observers still don't have access.

Baraitser enters the court. Fitzgerald says that the witness today is Nicky Hager, investigative journalist from New Zealand.
The Oath, the oath, the oath, "nothing but the truth".... I haven't many a place where the truth is bended, twisted and perverted so much as the prosecution does in this court.
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The ninth day of proceedings in the trial portion of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing will begin shortly. I won't have live updates at this thread at the moment because the court's Crime Deputy Service Manager did not admit me this morning.
Constant glitches have existed in the system, and when I logged on the cloud video platform at the same time I do every morning, my name did not appear. I was hearing a repeated message that the host had not joined. Another journalist informed me they could not see me. #Assange
When I contacted the Crime Deputy Service Manager to let them know that I had an issue this morning, they said the rule is the rule. There was nothing I could say to persuade them to allow me morning access. I will miss this morning's witness. #Assange
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DAY 9 of the Assange extradition hearing will begin soon. The cross-examination of constitutional lawyer & Espionage Act historian, Corey Shenkman, continues.

Our live-tweets will be on this thread.
Join us at 5pm BST for Joe Lauria's round-up of the day

The judge has arrived. Edward Fitzgerald calls Nicholas Hagar. The conclusion of Corey Shenkman's testimony will continue this afternoon.
Nicky Hagar is sworn in. He was invited to comment on the 2010 publications of Guantanamo SOPs, The Afghan & Iraq Logs and the Cables.

Hagar reads that he was badly affected by his country's involvement in wars of aggression. Our work is to uphold human rights.
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Exposing War Crimes Should Always Be Legal. Committing And Hiding Them Should Not.

"In a healthy world, governments would see truth as something to be desired and actively sought, not something to be repressed and punished." #AssangeTrial #Assange…
The Kafkaesque extradition trial of Assange continues, with each day making it clearer that we are watching a staged performance by the US and UK governments to explain why it’s okay for powerful governments to jail journalists who expose inconvenient truths about them.
The Assange defense team is performing admirably, making the arguments they need to make to try and prevent an extradition that will set a precedent which will imperil press freedoms around the world.
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'Kangaroo court': Joe Rogan says wrong to prosecute #Assange for 'horrific crimes' he exposed

@joerogan… via @SputnikInt

#Assange Update: Iraq War Logs Essential to Understanding the Truth of Civilian Casualties


via @YouTube

@richimedhurst: The Julian #Assange Trial in 60 Seconds
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Als zweiten Zeugen der Verteidigung im #Assange-Hearing hören wir heute Carey Shenkman.

Er ist ein auf Verfassungsrecht, internationale Menschenrechte und gemeinnütziges Recht spezialisierter Rechtsanwalt und Autor.

Leider gibts es technische Probleme bei der Übertragung per Videolink.

Zur Einordnung: Die meisten Zeugen werden per Videolink zugeschaltet - viele aus den USA. Sie benutzen dabei natürlich ihre eigenen Geräte, was das Beheben von Problemen herausfordernd macht.
Mit etwas Verspätung geht es nun los: Shenkman muss allerdings die ganze Zeit sein Telefon ans Ohr halten, weil das Audiosignal nun parallel zum Videosignal über sein Telefon realisiert wird.
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Second part of day 7: Carey Shenkman Constitutional Scholar and Lawyer.

Surprise, surprise! Tech issues again!
The court tech people from their living room:
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Day 8 of the #Assange extradition hearing resumes at the Old Bailey in London.

Live updates in the thread below:
The first expert witness to testify is John Sloboda of @iraqbodycount. Iraq Body Count maintains the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion, as well as separate running total which includes combatants.
Sloboda tells the court the importance of tracking casualties in order to give dignity to the dead; a basic human need to know what's happened to loved ones; important to list them by name and how info may also reveal important trends and insight about conflict.
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#Assange-Hearing Woche 2, Tag 4

Die Anhörung beginnt mit John Sloboda, er hat das Iraq Body Count Project gegründet. Das Projekt versucht online die Anzahl der zivilen Todesopfer im Irak seit der Invasion 2003 zu dokumentieren.

Sloboda erläutert die Bedeutung der von WikiLeaks veröffentlichten Dokumente zum Krieg im Irak: Die Iraq War Logs waren die größte Einzelveröffentlichung und haben 15000 zuvor unbekannte zivile Todesopfer enthüllt.
Die Dokumente haben eine detailliertere Analyse zu zivilen Todesopfern ermöglicht als vorher. Sloboda hat damals mit WikiLeaks kooperiert und die Dokumente mit der eigenen Datenbank abgeglichen.
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DAY 8 of the #Assange hearing is about to begin.
Our tweets are on this thread.

We'll report live at 5pm BST on #CNLive!

Judge has arrived. Edward Fitzgerald requests meeting today to settle on evidence that can be read into court.
Today's first witness is Prof John Sleboda [in psychology]. has published on psychology, terrorism & armed conflict. Founder of Iraq Body Count.
Prof Sleboda is speaking about the targeting of civilians as a war crime. Knowing how one's loved ones died is a basic human need, he says. Sleboda worked w/ Iraq War Logs (which revealed 15K civilian casualties unreported by US Mil).
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The eighth day of proceedings in the trial portion of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing will begin shortly. I'll have live updates at this thread. #AssangeTrial
Yesterday, Pentagon Papers whistleblower @DanielEllsberg testified and exploded several myths about Assange and WikiLeaks, as well as his whistleblowing.

These myths are frequently deployed to make Assange and WL seem different than Ellsberg.

Professor John Sloboda, who co-founded Iraq Body Count, takes the proverbial witness stand.

The Iraq Body Count project closely analyzed the Iraq War Logs. #Assange
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#JulianAssange hearings Part 2 - Day 8 (Thread)

Court to sit at 10:00 am.

Next 2 defence witnesses due to be called:

1) Prof John Sloboda (co-founder Iraq Body Count, morning)
2) Carey Shenkmam (lawyer spec. in human rights & constitutional law, afternoon)

via @SputnikInt
Ed Fitzgerald QC, barrister on Julian Assange's defence team, enters the Old Bailey at 9.18AM.
@khrafnsson, @StellaMoris1 and @suigenerisjen enter the Old Baily as people clap for them from across the street.
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When asked about #Assange Anacsays, “we’ll look into it.” What’s there to look into?💰$? Bc the situation has been rather clear for a while. A journalist is in jail for exposing U.S War crimes. You should support him. Your lack of coverage says it all.
Some people defending Ana are 1) under the impression this is new but this is a decade old fight against Julian 2) that “I’ll look into it” in a case that should be the most vital for journalists & really all of us who uphold freedom of speech, is anything other than avoidance.
3) This goes beyond the first amendment, to the rule of law as it can apply to those of us seeking to hold the government accountable for lying to you. The 4th estate was there to do just that but in America we have propagandists while real journalists are jailed & censored.
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#Assange-Hearing: Gleich wird Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers Whistleblower) angehört. Die Verteidigung hat um eine Verschiebung auf 15h15 gebeten, was für den 89-Jährigen 7h15 Ortszeit bedeuten würde. Die Richterin hat das abgelehnt, die Befragung soll um 14h30 starten.
Während wir auf das Herstellen des Videolinks warten, hier der Hintergrund:…
Wir hören Ellsberg im Presseraum, der Videostream wird aber nicht übertragen. Es ist ein bunter Blumenstrauß technischer Probleme.
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As we wait , you can read a full report of this mornings proceedings here.
We are now having a legal discussion over the issue of if a certain witness statement is admissable.
The statement is from a Mr El Masri, a German citizen, who was seized by the CIA and transferred to a US military "black prison," in Afghanistan.
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