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Sep 10, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read Read on X
Day 4 of the Julian #Assange hearing.

Will be posting live updates below
Off to a dubious start – the prosecution hasn't showed and proceedings have not begun due to COVID related issues. Image
Lewis QC of the prosecution, says via video link that he forgot his laptop charger at the court and only has 30 mins of battery left.
The obvious question here is: if it's not safe for members of the court, why is it safe for Julian to be in court and Belmarsh? Keep in mind, COVID has already killed at least one inmate there and Julian's health is at higher risk w/ breathing problems.
Fitzgerald of Julian's defense asks for court to be adjourned during a case management hearing, seeing as they are all at risk of a COVID outbreak.

Lewis of the prosecution agrees, asks for adjournment until Monday and til everyone has been tested.
#BREAKING: Judge Baraitser has decided to postpone the #Assange extradition hearing until Monday due to COVID related issues.

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🧵THREAD: It's forbidden to say anything good about Yemen. If you do, the frauds calling themselves "fact-checkers" will descend on you to reinforce Western propaganda.

Take these two people, "Charlotte Green" and "Alex Demas" and their funny emails to me.
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Yemen ensured the crew of a UK ship (RUBYMAR) got to safety after they had attacked it for violating the blockade. Crew were taken by a passing vessel to Djibouti, but that doesn't mean Yemen didn't help ensure their rescue. As I said, Yemen confirmed this in English & Arabic. Image
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Palestinians get Palestine, and israelis return to their original countries.
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Many Israelis have dual citizenship. Those who don't can easily obtain nationality of their parents'/grandparents' countries & end the war
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LIVE THREAD: Day 2 of Assange High Court Hearing (2024)

I am attending Julian Assange’s hearing today from inside the Royal Courts of Justice. Live updates below and subsequent coverage on rumble.com/richardmedhurst
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I'm seated in the court and hearing has just begun.

Please read my reporting on Day 1 of the hearing here if you haven't already:

Julian Assange not attending because not feeling well. He was not present yesterday either. This is due to years of persecution by this very US indictment and other state retaliation for his disclosures of US war crimes.
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LIVE THREAD: I am in London attending Julian Assange’s court hearing today from inside the courtroom, beginning at 10:30am local time at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Live updates below and subsequent coverage on rumble.com/richardmedhurst
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2) The US is seeking the extradition of Australian journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents, which reveal US war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and more. If extradited he could face up to 175 years in prison.
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Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and numerous other human rights and and free press organizations have warned for years that an extradition would risk Assange’s live and set a dangerous precedent for other journalists.
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I am accredited to cover Julian Assange's court hearing on Feb 20 and 21

I will attend the hearing in person at the High Court in London.

I'll have a live thread on Twitter at 10:30am each day and subsequent coverage on Rumble.

Remember to subscribe: rumble.com/richardmedhurst

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I've been covering Julian Assange's extradition case since 2020.

It is a serious attack on the press.

Playlists of my coverage:





"Classified Documents Invalidate United States' Appeal Against Assange": youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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