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Julian Assange to be extradited

Julian Assange to be extradited

UK Home Secretary approves extradition of Assange to US The Wikileaks founder faces 175 years in prison Julian Assange © Jack Taylor / Getty Images The extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US moved a step forward on Friday after British Home Secretary Priti Patel gave the green light to hand the journalist over to American custody. “The UK courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process to extradite Mr. Assange,”…

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Julian Assange moves closer to extradition

Julian Assange moves closer to extradition

Julian Assange Closer To US Transfer After London Court Issues Extradition Order WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has just come a major step closer to being transferred into US custody, after on Wednesday a London court issued a formal extradition order during a hearing. All that awaits is higher government approval for the legal ruling, a remaining limited appeals process notwithstanding. “The order, which brings and end to the years’-long extradition battle closer, comes after the U.K. Supreme Court last month refused…

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Terrible news about Julian Assange

Terrible news about Julian Assange

Julian Assange Loses Appeal: British High Court Accepts U.S. Request to Extradite Him for Trial Press freedom groups have warned Assange’s prosecution is a grave threat. The Biden DOJ ignored them, and today won a major victory toward permanently silencing the pioneering transparency activist. Glenn Greenwald WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the High Court in London on December 5, 2011 where he attended a ruling in his long-running fight against extradition to Sweden (Photo by GEOFF…

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Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment

Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment

A maj­or wit­n­ess in the United States’ Depart­ment of Justice ca­se against Ju­li­an Assange has admitted to fabricat­ing key accusati­ons in the indict­ment against the Wiki­leaks found­er. Bjartmar Oddur Þeyr Alexandersson bjartmar@stundin.is Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson ritstjorn@stundin.is   A major witness in the United States’ Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of…

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Edward Snowden says Julian Assange ‘could be next’ after John McAfee dies by suicide in jail

Edward Snowden says Julian Assange ‘could be next’ after John McAfee dies by suicide in jail

  Edward Snowden said he fears that Julian Assange ‘could be next’ if he faces extradition. John McAfee took died by apparent suicide on Wednesday. News had broken that he would be extradited to the US from Spain. “Europe should not extradite those accused of non-violent crimes to a court system so unfair,” Snowden tweeted. Former NSA consultant and data privacy advocate Edward Snowden tweeted on Wednesday that Julian Assange “could be next,” after antivirus mogul John McAfee died by apparent…

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Glenn Greenwald on the Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange

Glenn Greenwald on the Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange

 The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny The real measure of how free is a society is not how its mainstream, well-behaved ruling class servants are treated, but the fate of its actual dissidents. Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald, 31 December, 2020 Persecution is not typically doled out to those who recite mainstream pieties, or refrain from posing meaningful threats to those who wield institutional power, or obediently stay within the lines of permissible speech and activism…

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Project Veritas releases audio that confirms what we know about Julian Assange

Project Veritas releases audio that confirms what we know about Julian Assange

 In Leaked Audio, Julian Assange Warns Clinton State Department Lawyer About Cables Stolen From WikiLeaks WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned the Hillary Clinton-led State Department that a rogue employee had stolen a trove of classified cables from the whistleblower organization and was about to release it. Zero Hedge, 16 December, 2020 Leaked audio obtained by Project Veritas reveals that in 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned the Hillary Clinton-led State Department that a rogue employee had stolen a trove of classified cables from…

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The Guardian betrays Julian Assange and journalism

The Guardian betrays Julian Assange and journalism

I recall reading Jonathon in the Guardian in the good old days. The Guardian’s deceit-riddled  new statement betrays both  Julian Assange and  journalism Jonathon Cook  Jonathon Cook,  26 September, 2020 In my recent post on the current hearings at the Old Bailey over Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, where he would almost certainly be locked away for the rest of his life for the crime of doing journalism, I made two main criticisms of the Guardian. A decade ago, remember, the…

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