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
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
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
The rally featured several celebrities and progressive activists advocating for Assange’s release, along with his father John Shipton, who also addressed the crowds