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
Assange is currently being indicted in the US for publishing leaked documents on US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, under the infamous Espionage Act.
Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused the plea to extradite WikiLeaks founder to the US on the grounds that there was a high chance of his committing suicide due to the brutal prison conditions there. She accepted most of the other contentions of the prosecution
On January 4, a UK court will decide whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the US, to face charges of espionage and cybercrimes. Here’s a look at the history of his extradition case
Solidarity actions will be taken around the world by anti-imperialist groups to demand an “end to the inhuman conditions” on International Human Rights Day
Organizations and militants across the world are writing to the UK government with the demand to free Julian Assange who has been lodged in Belmarsh prison for months
Ahead of and during the extradition hearings for Julian Assange, political leaders, activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have condemned the prosecution and demanded the dropping of charges
The trial concluded after 18 days of extensive submissions from experts and witnesses over a range of aspects concerning the persecution of Wikileaks in the US
According to witnesses, once extradited, Assange is likely to receive “degrading and desolate” treatment in US prisons, which includes being put under complete isolation
We take a look at the developments during the third week of the trial portion of the extradition hearings of Julian Assange that is taking place in the United Kingdom
Wikileaks strengthened the case of Khalid El-Masri in the European Human Rights Court which handed first ever punishment to CIA operatives involved in rendition in 2012.