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Uncertainty looms over Assange’s extradition

Assange has remained imprisoned without charges since April 2019 in the Belmarsh prison at the behest of the extradition request by the US. If extradited, Assange will stand trial in the US and face 17 charges under the notorious Espionage Act that could land him a 175-year prison sentence.

Assange’s last stand

On the first day of Assange’s crucial hearing his defense highlighted the political nature of the US extradition attempt, which is a violation of the UK/US extradition treaty

Reporters Without Borders barred from visiting Julian Assange

The NGO was barred from visiting Assange in Belmarsh after months of preparation because Prison Governor Louis “received intelligence” that they were journalists

Israeli academics and activists demand criminal probe into sale of Pegasus to Ghana

A former speaker of Israel’s parliament along with academics and activists in Israel have requested an investigation into the sale of the Pegasus software to Ghana in 2016 through a private reseller in a transaction that was judged as illegal and corrupt by the High Court in Ghana’s capital Accra in 2020

Turkish journalist arrested Turkey arrests prominent journalist for “insulting” president

The arrest of Sedef Kadaf once again highlights the ongoing persecution of journalists and opposition leaders under the right-wing government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey

Ahead of appeals hearing, rights groups reiterate demand for Assange’s release

During the appeals hearing, the US will challenge the decision of a lower court to deny the extradition of Julian Assange. Rights groups have called the prosecution of Assange an attack on press freedom

Ariel Henry takes over as Haiti PM amid inquiry into Moïse’s killing & other stories

Today we look at the situation in Haiti and the ongoing inquiry into Jovenel Moise’s killing, the police crackdown on an encampments of unhoused people in Canada, and more

UK court allows US appeal on Assange’s extradition on limited grounds

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

Trial Week 1: Witnesses state Assange did nothing illegal

In the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition trial in London, witnesses sought to bring out the political nature of the prosecution against Assange.

Journalist's death in Pakistan Rights groups demand probe into mysterious death of woman journalist in Pakistan 

Shaheena Baloch was the editor of Baloch magazine Daz Gohar and an anchor at the Pakistan Television Network – Bolan wing. As per her family members, her death may be a case of “honor killing” involving her husband

Trial for Assange’s extradition resumes in London

The presiding judge Vanessa Baraitser denied dozens of political and civil society monitors remote access to the proceedings

RSF petition for Assange Reporters Without Borders petition against Assange’s extradition, raise concern over his health

Reporters Without Borders has called on the British government to respect press freedom and human rights in Assange’s trial and not comply with the US extradition request