Vanessa Baraitser
Assange’s appeal against extradition rejected

If extradited Assange will face a federal grand jury in the US for 18 counts of charges, 17 of which are under the Espionage Act for a maximum prison sentence of 175 years.

UN warns of rising child casualties, worsening hunger in Yemen war and other stories

Today we look at the severe hunger crisis and rising casualties in Yemen, the denial of Julian Assange’s appeal against his extradition, and more

UK court rejects Assange’s appeal against extradition, Home Office to have final say

Assange’s lawyers are preparing to fight the case once again at the district court, on grounds that were previously raised by not considered. The Home Office decision will come after this

Julian Assange will appeal his extradition to US

Assange is being indicted in the US under the infamous Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and faces a total 18 federal criminal charges, including espionage and cybercrimes, which together carry a maximum sentence of 175 years

Assange extradition UK High Court allows Julian Assange to appeal against extradition but on limited grounds

The high court has certified only one ground of appeal, leaving Julian Assange’s defense team 14 days to file for permission to appeal at the UK supreme court

The judicial kidnapping of Julian Assange

What was truly shocking in Friday’s British court verdict, writes John Pilger, was that the judges showed no hesitation in sending Julian Assange to his death, living or otherwise. They offered no mitigation, no suggestion that they had agonized over legalities or even basic morality

Julian Assange extradition On Human Rights’ Day, UK court permits extradition of Julian Assange to US

The British High Court’s decision overturns the January decision by the district judge that found that extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would be “oppressive”. Rights advocates and Assange’s supporters and family strongly condemned the High Court’s decision

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

A day in the death of British justice

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

UK court allows US to expand grounds of appeal against Assange; family raises concerns

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

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

On second anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world

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

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