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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.

US obfuscates and misrepresents on second day of Assange hearings

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

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

Australian lawmakers call for Julian Assange’s release ahead of extradition appeal

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.

UK court to hear Assange’s final appeal against extradition in February

In the hearing, two judges will review an earlier decision to reject Assange’s appeal against his extradition to the US

Julian Assange approaching five years of imprisonment without conviction

The whistleblowing journalist is currently being held at Britain’s Guantanamo Bay—Belmarsh Prison

rafael-correa-24-2 Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was spied on by Spanish company for CIA

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

Guantanamo Bay UN expert demands immediate shutting down of Guantanamo prison, apology to inmates 

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”

Julian Assange Julian Assange prepares for last-ditch legal appeal after UK High Court dismisses plea against extradition

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

Lula calls for Assange’s release in London, reiterating calls by leaders globally

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

International Communication Conference of the Global South Media organizations from Global South discuss solidarity and standing up to sanctions

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

World Press Freedom Day Tricon On World Press Freedom Day, progressives draw attention to Assange and other journalists under attack

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