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.
On the second day of hearings in the Julian Assange case, US government lawyers repeated debunked theories and attempted to circumvent grave rights concerns raised by the defense
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
The motion in parliament, which was supported by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, has called for the return of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to his family in Australia. Assange is days away from a final court hearing in the UK against his extradition to the US.
In the hearing, two judges will review an earlier decision to reject Assange’s appeal against his extradition to the US
The whistleblowing journalist is currently being held at Britain’s Guantanamo Bay—Belmarsh Prison
According to El País, private security company UC Global SL spied on Rafael Correa after he left office and passed information about his private meetings to the CIA as well as to his successor Lenín Moreno
UN special rapporteur Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the first such expert who was allowed to visit the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison in over 20 years, noted that US’ treatment of detainees was “cruel, inhuman and degrading”
As the Wikileaks founder is brought “dangerously close” to being extradited to the US, Assange and his family will attempt a last-ditch effort with a renewed appeal to the UK High Court
Speaking to journalists in London, Brazil’s Lula pulled no punches when criticizing the mainstream media’s lack of organized efforts to defend Assange and demand his freedom
At an event in Shanghai, representatives of media organizations from Asia, Africa, and Latin America highlighted the need for learning from and working with each other and building infrastructure to resist western hegemony
In a Press Freedom Day panel discussion, progressive journalists sought to highlight the ongoing persecution of the WikiLeaks founder and the many ways in which journalists are under attack the world over