Posts Tagged ‘Assange’

Assange extradition: Justice denied or just delayed?

In what seemed like an increasingly rare bit of good news, on Monday, January 4th, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States. The Australian, 49, faces charges that could result in up to 175 years in prison, most of them under the country’s […]

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Australia’s Complicity

Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, said little in the statement from her department, which was a good thing, as it might have been dangerously useful.  The finding of a UK court on whether Julian Assange would be extradited to the United States was made “on the grounds of his mental health and consequent suicide risk.”  […]

The Assange saga: Practicing real journalism is criminally insane

January 07, 2021 By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of […]

 The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely

There was a hope in some quarters after Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on Monday against an application to extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faced being locked away for the rest of his life, that she might finally be changing tack. Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of – […]

Assange Denied Bail. Campaigning For Freedom and Justice – Global Research

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Julian Assange Is Denied Bail By London Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail today following Monday’s verdict in his battle to against extradition from Britain to the United States. NOTE: The Courage Foundation writes: “Two days after blocking Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser has denied Assange’s bail application, keeping him in custody at HMP Belmarsh while […]

Assange’s Case Poses A Challenge To Biden’s DOJ If It Appeals Court’s Decision

Assange’s Case Poses A Challenge To Biden’s DOJ If It Appeals Court’s Decision Above photo: Supporters Julian Assange outside the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is trialled and is facing a possible extradited to the United States. Justin Griffiths-Williams. A British court’s decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder […]

Julian Assange Denied Bail By British Court

A British court ruled on Wednesday to deny bail to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. Assange is now forced to remain at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London while lawyers for the US justice department try to secure his extradition from Britain. The ruling comes just two days after the same judge refused to allow his […]

UK Judge Denies Bail For WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

A U.K. judge on Wednesday denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he avoided being extradited to the United States. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser made the ruling at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, citing the U.S. government’s appeal against a decision to block his extradition. “I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for […]

Mexico Ready To Offer Assange Asylum, President Lopez Obrador Says

Mexico Ready To Offer Assange Asylum, President Lopez Obrador Says Activist Post / Activist Post By Tyler Durden On the day that a UK judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the United States, saying his health would be in jeopardy under the harsher, severe conditions of US federal supermax prison, […]

“It’s not as bad as Iwo Jima, I suppose”: The Julian Assange Extradition Verdict

The barrister-brewed humour of Edward Fitzgerald QC, one of the solid and stout figures defending a certain Julian Assange of WikiLeaks at the Old Bailey in London, was understandable.  Time had worn and wearied the parties, none more so than his client.  Fitzgerald had asked for water, but then mused that its absence could hardly […]

The Struggle To Free Julian Assange Is Not Finished

On January 4, 2021, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave a ruling wherein she blocked Julian Assange’s extradition to the US under Section 91 of UK’s Extradition Act (EA) 2003, citing health reasons.  The US government has decided to appeal this decision. Section 91 of EA 2003 prohibits extradition if “the physical or mental condition of the person is such […]

‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges

[embedded content] In a stunning decision, a British judge has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act […]

Assange: Judge Denies United States’ Extradition Request

Assange: Judge Denies United States’ Extradition Request Above photo: Mr Assange’s partner, lawyer Stella Moris, said “today’s victory is a first step towards justice.” PA Media. Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser […]

VICTORY: Assange Could Be Freed ‘Within One Week’ – Bombshell Report

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could walk free from jail within the next week following his extraordinary victory in court today. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled at the Old Bailey on Monday that due to the real risk of suicide, Assange must not be extradited to the United States by “reason of mental health”. Following the […]

Assange wins. The cost: the crushing of press freedom

The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply. Those who campaigned so vigorously to keep […]

Julian Assange WON’T Be Extradicted To US Rules British Judge

The Facts: 50 percent of healthcare workers and hospital staff in Riverside County are refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Reflect On: Why are those who have concerns with vaccine safety ridiculed and labelled as anti-vax conspiracy theorists? Why are the concerns never really acknowledged or addressed? Is the COVID vaccine even able to stop/prevent […]

Assange Wins Case Against Extradition To US

Chinese state media once again attacked diversity of opinion in the US to promote the Communist state’s brand of global authoritarianism, this time reviewing the Presidential debate between Trump and Biden, and noting that Americans must be “disappointed.” Suddenly appearing to become television critics, China’s Global Times on Wednesday described the debate as “full of personal […]

UK Judge Says Julian Assange Won’t Be Extradited To The US On Espionage Charges

A British judge has decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to face espionage charges Outside London’s Old Bailey courthouse on Monday morning there were jubilant scenes following Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision She acknowledged that Assange suffers from autism, clinical depression and is at risk of self-harm. RT reports: […]

UK judge rejects US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

LONDON – A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking a spying law and conspiring to obtain secret US documents by hacking government computers. US.authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of 18 counts relating to Wikileaks’ release of vast troves of confidential US military […]

UK Judge Rules WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Can’t Be Extradited To U.S.

A British judge has ruled that Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the U.S. Judge Vanessa Baraitser said she had refused his extradition because of fears that he could kill himself. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision, the Associated Press reported. Assange’s lawyers had argued the entire prosecution was politically motivated, powered […]

Assange WON’T be extradited to US on spying charges in shock decision at London’s Old Bailey

Jubilant scenes have greeted Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges at London’s Old Bailey courthouse. Assange, 49, is charged with 18 counts of conspiring to hack US government computers and the publication of confidential military records, including a video of a 2007 Apache […]

Julian Assange: UK court to rule on WikiLeaks founder’s US extradition in ‘biggest press freedom case for decades’

Julian Assange supporters celebrate outside court WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be lawfully extradited to the US to face charges over WikiLeaks due to his mental health and suicide risk, a UK judge has ruled. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said that the isolated conditions Assange would likely to face in the US meant that extradition […]

Stella Moris: If British Court Sends Julian Assange To The United States

London – A month ago, I would wake up in the middle of the night seized by a recurring nightmare: my little boys, Max, 22 months, and Gabriel, who is three, had been orphaned. I was still here but their father was not. Their father is Julian Assange, the publisher of WikiLeaks. Today, that terrible […]

Protesters Gather In DC In Solidarity With Assange

By Sam Carliner, Medium. January 4, 2021 Above photo: Free Assange protesters marching outside the British Embassy in Washington D.C. on Jan 3. 2021. The D.C. protest drew press freedom supporters from around the country in preparation for the extradition verdict on January 4th. Press freedom activists and independent journalists endured the cold and rain […]

Father Takes Assange’s Fight To New York

Above photo: Assange freedom fight turns to US – AAP. The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has turned his focus from the UK to the US where he hopes a change of president could advantage his son. Assange is being held at London’s Belmarsh Prison, pending a court decision on a warrant for his […]

Assange’s Extradition Case Is Our Struggle For Popular Power

Assange’s Extradition Case Is Our Struggle For Popular Power Monday, January 4, 2021, will be a seminal day for press freedom and our right to know what our governments and corporations are doing around the world. Judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce her decision on the United States’ request to extradite Julian Assange to the US […]

Assange Extradition: Legal Teams Likely Informed Already Of Judge’s Decision

Above photo: Assange outside British Supreme Court, 2011. acidpolly/Flickr. According to usual practice, both the prosecution & defense have most likely been informed of the judge’s decision on Julian Assange’s extradition case, though normal procedure is to not yet inform the defendant or his family, writes Alexander Mercouris. In accordance with a British magistrate court’s […]

Upcoming Ruling In Assange Trial Threatens More Than Freedom Of The Press

Above photo: Stella Moris and son Gabriel, right, and Max leave Belmarsh prison after visiting her partner and their father, Julian Assange. irishexaminer.com. His two children could lose their father for the rest of their lives. Although important legal principles are at stake in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, for which a ruling will be […]

The Julian Assange Pardon Drive

Above photo: Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold placards calling for his freedom outside Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London on February 24, on the day of the opening of the full hearing into a U.S. request for Assange’s extradition. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty. The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces […]

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