Posts Tagged ‘extradition’

Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers

Above photo: Provided by author. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the “crime” of trying to procure humanitarian supplies of food, fuel, and medicine from […]

US lawyers appeal UK decision to block Julian Assange extradition

Lawyers acting on behalf of the U.S. government on Wednesday challenged a British judge’s decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the United States, arguing that assessments of Assange’s mental health should be reviewed. The British judge, Vanessa Baraitser, ruled in January that Assange was likely to […]

Judicial Decision On Alex Saab’s Extradition Expected Next Week

The Constitutional Court (TC) of Cape Verde scheduled a hearing on the constitutional appeal of the special envoy of Venezuela, Alex Saab Morán, for next August 13 at 9:00 a.m. Saab has been held in Cape Verdean prison for 410 days under an arbitrary measure emanating from the United States, victim of a flawed process […]

UK High Court grants US permission to appeal ban on Assange extradition

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team just announced the United Kingdom’s High Court has granted the U.S. government permission to appeal a decision that had blocked Assange’s extradition.  This decision “means he is still at risk of extradition where he faces a 175-year prison sentence and…is certain to lose his life if he is extradited,” […]

Assange Extradition: British High Court Grants US A Limited Appeal

The following was originally published as part of Shadowproof’s newsletter, The Dissenter. To become a subscriber, go here. The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom agreed to hear the United States government’s appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but on limited grounds. According to Stella Moris, who is Assange’s […]

UK High Court Allows US To Appeal Ban On Assange Extradition

Above Photo: Sjiong, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons The High Court in London on Wednesday said that the United States can go ahead with its appeal of Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser’s Jan. 4 decision not to allow the extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States, WikiLeaks said in a tweet. Baraitser had ruled that Assange’s physical and […]

‘I’ll spend the rest of my life in prison’: John McAfee said he feared extradition to US days before death

Antivirus creator John McAfee said he feared spending the rest of his life in prison just days before he was found dead. The 75-year-old was found dead in a Barcelona prison cell on Wednesday, according to the Catalan justice department quoted by Reuters. A week earlier, McAfee testified to a Spanish court on 15 June […]

Hong Kong Police Arrests At Least 3 on Anniversary of 2019 Anti-Extradition Protest

HONG KONG—Hong Kong police arrested at least three protesters on the anniversary of mass protests against an extradition bill involving China in 2019 that rocked the financial hub and eventually led to Beijing introducing its “national security law” that has stifled dissent in the city by making anti-government speech and organizing illegal. The protesters were […]

US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts

Written by Saheli Chowdhury and Stephen Lalla Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in the African island nation of Cape Verde and facing extradition to the United States, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. Saab, who had engaged in brokering […]

Biden Admin Says It Will Continue Trump DOJ’s Extradition Of Julian Assange

It comes as no surprise that President Biden doesn’t plan to let up on the US pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after widespread hopes and expectations that Trump was going to pardon Assange during his last days in office, which didn’t happen. Despite the US losing its push in a London court for the UK […]

Biden Administration To Seek Extradition Of Julian Assange

Above photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. Reuters/Peter Nicholls. Washington, DC – President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy […]

ZFA statement on Malka Leifer extradition

Zionist Federation of Australia Jeremy Leibler welcomed the footage of Malka Leifer boarding the plane. “This protracted saga to have Leifer extradited to return to Melbourne to face trial has, it seems, finally ended after over 60 hearings”, he said. “For too many survivors of child sex abuse, justice is denied. But now, 12 long […]

Statement: Extradition of Malka Leifer

Zionism Victoria today welcomed the news that Malka Leifer is returning to Melbourne to face 74 charges pertaining to her alleged sexual abuse of students from the Adass Israel school while she was the principal. “This is surely a difficult, but important day for the three courageous sisters who have led the vanguard to ensure […]

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 […]

“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 […]

‘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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What We Learned In Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing

NOTE: For more information on the Assange decision and next steps, listen to this interview with Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof on Clearing the FOG. Experts debunked the U.S. government’s case, argument by argument. Here’s a recap ahead of the judge’s verdict on January 4th.  The prosecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would be a landmark […]

Australian government welcomes Leifer extradition order

Browse > Home / News / Australian government welcomes Leifer extradition order December 17, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article The Australian Government has welcomed the latest, significant developments in Israel overnight in the extradition proceedings against Malka Leifer. Malka Leifer, a former school principal, who is wanted on 74 charges of sexual […]

Malka Leifer’s extradition appeal fails

The High Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that alleged sex offender Malka Leifer will be extradited to Australia to stand trial. This follows years of court proceedings in which Leifer’s legal team asserted that she was mentally unfit. Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel responded to the verdict on Twitter, “Israel is not a safe […]

Malka Leifer appeal against extradition heard

Browse > Home / News / Malka Leifer appeal against extradition heard December 4, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article In Israel’s Supreme Court a panel of judges has heard the oral appeal by Malka Leifer’s defence regarding the Jerusalem’s District Court’s decision to extradite Leifer to Australia to face 74 charges of […]

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition

In submission to magistrates’ court in London, attorneys detail the “politically motivated” case the Trump administration pursued against the WikiLeaks founder. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is […]

Judge Approves Extradition Of Kyle Rittenhouse

Above photo: Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing, Oct. 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Pool. The 17-year-old faces a potential life sentence for fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha in August. Waukegan, IL – An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the […]

On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing

[embedded content] Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray’s exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to […]

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom The testimony portion of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, taking place in the United Kingdom, concluded after four weeks. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who presided over the hearing, will not announce her decision until January. Until then, Assange will remain in detention in Belmarsh […]

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