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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A big and special thank you to all the brave journalists with integrity who reported on the #Assange hearing when few would. @SMaurizi @unjoe @jlpassarelli @kgosztola @MElmaazi @Tareq_Haddad @johnpilger @CraigMurrayOrg @_taylorhudak @MaryKostakidis @Consortiumnews @DEAcampaign
Please remember to support independent media and all our collective efforts. (Apologies if I missed anyone or didn’t have their handle).
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Day 15 of the #Assange extradition hearing. Live updates in this thread:

(Apologies, I was prevented from following the court proceedings this morning).
Court returns from lunch.

Joel Sickler continues his testimony from this morning. Sickler is an expert on US prisons with 40 years of experience in corrections and sentencing. #AssangeTrial
Some key points from Sickler’s morning testimony:

-He firmly believes #Assange will be thrown in ad-seg (solitary) at ADC or the “X-unit
-Limited interaction and communication with other prisoners. None if placed under SAMs

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