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27 Jul 20
WikiLeaks’ Kristinn Hrafnsson, Westminster Magistrates’ Court Assange Hearing 27.7.20
WikiLeaks’ Kristinn Hrafnsson: "What the US is doing is truly unprecedented. A new indictment is being introduced halfway into the extradition proceedings, which have been a year in the making. The 'new' superseding indictment actually contains nothing new".
KH "All the alleged events have been know to the prosecution for years. It contains no new charges. What’s really happening here is that despite its decade long head start the prosecution are still unable to build a coherent and credible case".
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24 Feb 20
Defence lawyer Edward Fitzgerald: The extradition is for political purposes and that’s prohibited under US/UK treaty.

#DontExtraditeAssange #Freepress #FreeAssange
Defence lawyer Edward Fitzgerald: This prosecution is not about criminal justice, it is due to underlying political motives of the US government.
Extraditing #Assange would also lead to "inhuman and degrading treatment," in the US prison system, his counsel tells the court, says mental condition could put him at risk of suicide.
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28 Jan 20
Julian Assange’s detention “sets a dangerous precedent for journalists”, according to politicians from the Council of Europe’s parliamentary arm, who voted on Tuesday to oppose the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US

theguardian.com/media/2020/jan…
Labour peer and UK Rapporteur on #mediafreedom Lord Foulkes, ...had drafted an initial report – Threats to Media Freedom and Journalists’ Security in Europe – that will now contain amendments referring to Assange tabled by a number of European parliamentarians.
One of the amendments backs the recommendation of the UN special rapporteur on torture who called last year for Assange’s release and for extradition to the United States to be blocked.
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28 Jan 20
Ahead of Mike Pompeos' @SecPompeo visit to London tomorrow - more relevant than ever: The Pompeo Doctrine

Julian Assange 2017 editorial: The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks

Full article washingtonpost.com (paywalled)

libertarianinstitute.org/articles/cia-d…
@SecPompeo JA: 'When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a “fraud,” “coward” and “enemy,” it puts all journalists on notice, or should'.
@SecPompeo JA: 'Pompeo’s next talking point, unsupported by fact, that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” is a dagger aimed at Americans’ constitutional right to receive honest information about their government'.
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20 Dec 19
Spain's top criminal court investigates company responsible for security at the [Ecuadorian] embassy which spied on Assange and passed on information to the US
news.yahoo.com/wikileaks-assa…
"The case being investigated in Spain states that Mr Assange has been subjected to widespread interference on a massive scale by the American authorities, violating his confidential communications with his lawyers, among other rights," his legal team said.
"The information gathered by this firm -- through the alleged use of video cameras which also captured audio, hidden microphones, copying identity documents, monitoring the electronic and mobile phones of visitors, among other things -- ended up in the hands of the US intel.."
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4 Apr 19
BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext--and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.

defend.wikileaks.org/2019/04/03/ecu…
WikiLeaks to @AP: "If President Moreno wants to illegally terminate a refugee publisher’s asylum to cover up an offshore corruption scandal, history will not be kind," apnews.com/76516948dee842…
Briefing: Why Opposing Julian Assange's Extradition to the U.S. Matters for European Democracy defend.wikileaks.org/2019/03/26/bri…
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