Journalist John Pilger examines the latest arguments presented by the US in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, and the continuing persecution of the whistleblower and his partner Stella Moris
The new and expanded appeal will have prosecutors representing the United States challenge medical assessments by an expert witness that were the grounds to deny extradition of the Wikileaks founder
Two judges agreed to grant the U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds of appealing the decision to block the extradition on Wednesday.
Prosecutors said judge Vanessa Baraitser erred in determining what could be “oppressive conditions” in case Assange is extradited. They claimed she did not give the US enough opportunity to give “assurances” over her concerns about harsh prison conditions
Sigurdur Thordarson, a convicted hacker and one of the prime witnesses in the US indictment against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated his testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution
Today we look at the far-right Flag March held in Jerusalem, the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, and more
Today we look at the preliminary results of Peru’s elections, the prosecution of communists in Kenya, the crackdown on Palestinian political leaders by Israel, and protests on the 2nd anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest
Assange is being indicted in the US under the infamous Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He faces a total 18 federal criminal charges, including espionage and cybercrimes, which together carry a maximum sentence of 175 years.
Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea
A UK judge turned down the bail application of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite concerns raised by the defense about his health and the conditions at Belmarsh prison
Renata Avila talks about the verdict in the Julian Assange extradition trial. She says that while it was historic in being the first positive verdict from UK courts in 10 years, the implications for journalism are dangerous due to the statements the judge made