USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 3

26 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Defense: Julian Assange cannot be extradited for a political offense

Assange on lack of access: “I am as much a participant in these proceedings as I am watching Wimbledon”

In day three of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London, the defense argued that the WikiLeaks publisher must not be sent to the United States because the US-UK Extradition Treaty precludes extradition for a “political offense.”

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The British Kangaroo Court Proceedings Against Julian Assange

26 February 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Britain is currently holding an obscene show trial against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The hearing is designed to end with the extradition of Assange to the United States or with his death. In the U.S. he would be accused of a conspiracy to reveal secrets and put into jail for the rest of his life.

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Julian Assange Against the Imperium: Day Two of Extradition Hearings

26 February 2020 — Global Research

The second day of extradition hearings against Julian Assange and by virtue of that, WikiLeaks, saw Mark Summers QC deliver a formidable serve for the defence at Woolwich Crown Court.  “It’s difficult to conceive of a clearer example of an extradition request that boldly and blatantly misstates the facts as they are known to be to the US government.”  The targets were, respectively, allegations by the US Department of Justice that Assange attempted to conceal Chelsea Manning’s identity for nefarious purposes and second, that WikiLeaks was reckless as to the potential consequences of harm in releasing unredacted State Department cables in 2011.

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 2

26 February 2020 — Craig Murray

This afternoon Julian’s Spanish lawyer, Baltasar Garzon, left court to return to Madrid. On the way out he naturally stopped to shake hands with his client, proffering his fingers through the narrow slit in the bulletproof glass cage. Assange half stood to take his lawyer’s hand. The two security guards in the cage with Assange immediately sprang up, putting hands on Julian and forcing him to sit down, preventing the handshake.

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‘Lies, lies and more lies’: Lawyer slams day 2 of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing, here is how it went down

25 February 2020 — RT

Day two of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing saw his lawyers argue he made great efforts to ensure his leaks endangered no lives and even warned the White House when media outlets were about to dump unredacted files.

Julian Assange News Links 25 February 2020

25 February 2020 • 23:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

UK inexplicably bars WikiLeaks editor from extradition hearing day after Assange handcuffed 11 times & STRIPPED twice

Assange lawyer brings up claim US mulled ‘kidnapping and poisoning’ of publisher – here’s what we know
https://on.rt.com/abnr

‘Lies, lies and more lies’: Lawyer slams day 2 of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing, here is how it went down
https://on.rt.com/abni

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Defense debunks US claims of reckless dump and Assange-Manning conspiracy

25 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Mark Summers QC, arguing for Julian Assange’s legal defense, spent the second day of Assange’s extradition hearing at Woolwich Crown Court thoroughly debunking two key allegations the US government makes against Assange in its extradition request. The US has alleged that Assange attempted to help Manning conceal her identity, and it has alleged that Assange and WikiLeaks released the full unredacted State Department cables in 2011 with a reckless disregard for the harm it could cause.
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Syria News Links 25 February 2020

25 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Overt Trump Regime Support for Al-Qaeda Offshoots in Syria, ISIS-Daesh Et Al are Pentagon/CIA Proxies
https://www.globalresearch.ca/overt-trump-regime-support-al-qaeda-offshoot/5704675

Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia In Syria Will Not Work
http://infobrics.org/post/30425/

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Julian Assange and the Imperium’s Face: Day One of the Extradition Hearings

25 February 2020 — Counter Currents

If we are to believe it, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, the man behind showing the ugliness of power, is the one responsible for having abused it.  It is a running theme in the US case against this Australian publisher, who has been given the coating of common criminality hiding the obvious point: that the mission is to make journalism on official secrets, notably those covering atrocity and abuse, a crime.

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 1

25 February 2020 — Craig Murray

Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positioning and of their architecture was to facilitate public access in the belief that it is vital that justice can be seen by the public.

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Bid to free Manning launched as explosive new evidence threatens to end Assange extradition

24 February 2020 — The Canary

By Tom Coburg

Lawyers acting on behalf of imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning have lodged a motion, arguing for her release. This comes as WikiLeaks tweeted that Julian Assange‘s lawyers intend to produce ‘bombshell’ evidence at next week’s extradition hearing.

Meanwhile, more evidence has emerged to further the argument that the extradition hearings should end on the grounds of extreme prejudice by UK authorities.
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