Reject Using My Unjust Conviction Against Julian Assange

15 March 2020 — LA Progressive

 

Julian AssangeIn 2015 I was wrongfully convicted of, and imprisoned for, violating the U.S. Espionage Act. Now, while there is no question that I stand in solidarity with WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in a British court as he fights extradition, little did I know that my presence is also there as fodder to support extradition. If I am going to be used in such a way, there should at least be a modicum of truth to my inclusion. I found nothing reasonable about being persecuted and sentenced to prison under the Espionage Act.

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Chelsea Manning Ordered Free From Prison — but Will Still Have to Pay Massive Fines

12 March 2020 — The Intercept

Chelsea Manning, a former United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents. Photographed in Washington DC.

Chelsea Manning, photographed in Washington, D.C., in January 2018. Photo: Jesse Dittmar/Redux

On Thursday afternoon, a District Court judge in Virginia orderedthat Chelsea Manning be released from jail, where she has been held since last May for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

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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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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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PARDONING JULIAN ASSANGE: DONALD TRUMP, WIKILEAKS AND THE DNC

21 February 2020 — Off Guardian

Binoy Kampmark

The central pillar to Democratic paranoia and vengefulness regarding the loss of Hillary Clinton in 2016 was the link between Russian hacking, the servers of the Democratic National Committee and the release of emails via WikiLeaks. Over time, that account has become a matter of hagiography, an article of faith, with grave conclusions: WikiLeaks and Russia elected Donald Trump.

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Legal Team Files Motion to Release Chelsea Manning

19 February 2020 — The Sparrow Project

Alexandria, VA — Today, attorney Moira Meltzer-Cohen filed a Motion to Release Chelsea Manning, based on evidence, including an expert’s assessment of Chelsea’s personality profile, and a public condemnation of her “coercive confinement” by Nils Melzer, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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A murderous system is being created before our very eyes

4 February 2020 — MROnline

Originally published: Republik by Daniel Ryser (January 31, 2020)

1. The Swedish Police constructed a story of rape

Nils Melzer, why is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture interested in Julian Assange?

That is something that the German Foreign Ministry recently asked me as well: Is that really your core mandate? Is Assange the victim of torture?

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The Prosecution of Julian Assange and Its Impact on the Freedom of the Press

1 February 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

On 30 January 2020, at the National Press Club’s First Amendment Lounge in Washington D.C., a panel of experts discussed the Trump Administration’s indictment of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and the impact Assange’s extradition and prosecution could have on the freedom of the press.
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Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom

26 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

Randy Credico’s ongoing series of interviews on the approaching extradition trial of Julian Assange in London, featuring regular updates from the Courage Foundation

Episode 1: Coleen Rowley & Anthony Papa

In this first podcast, hear compelling clips from William Kunstler and John Pilger on extra-judicial and arbitrary detention as well as interviews with Nathan Fuller, director of the Courage Foundation which supports whistle blowers and runs Julian’s public defense campaign, Coleen Rowley, retired FBI Special Agent and whistle blower, expert on criminal procedure constitutional law, and Anthony Papa, artist/activist and the author of 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom, and This Side of Freedom: Life after Clemency.

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The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich

30 January 2020 — Craig Murray

A persistent American lawyer has uncovered the undeniable fact that the FBI has been continuously lying, including giving false testimony in court, in response to Freedom of Information requests for its records on Seth Rich. The FBI has previously given affidavits that it has no records regarding Seth Rich.

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Brazil Aims to Criminalize Glenn Greenwald’s Journalism

25 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

New York Times: “Federal prosecutors in Brazil have brought charges against US journalist Glenn Greenwald for reporting on leaked cellphone messages showing widespread corruption of Brazilian public officials. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of several prosecutors and other officials to obtain the messages.”

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Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

16 January 2020 — Off Guardian

By Binoy Kampmark
Demonstranten vor dem westminster magistrates court in london fordern assanges freilassung die hauptanhoerung findet am 28 februar 2020 statt

Sputnik Photo: Justin Griffiths-Williams/Sputnik/dpa |

London.

Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.

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