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High Court in Britain Begins Hearing Julian Assange’s Appeal of U.S. Extradition

Today marks the first day on Julian Assange’s hearing where he makes his final appeal to High Court about being extradited to the United States.

His crime?

Espionage charges related to exposing political criminals and their crimes.

The Deep State would love to extract revenge.

Create a example out of him for daring to leak their dark secrets.

Our leaders should be able to commit crimes in peace. Who are journalist to rob them of that?

MSN reports:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will get another chance to plead his case on why he should not be extradited to the United States in a two-day trial that began Tuesday.

Assange did not appear in front of the High Court in London on Tuesday for his extradition appeal and opted out of attending via video link from Belmarsh prison because he was in ill health, his attorney said.

Assange supporters gathered outside the courtroom calling for him to be freed from Britain and his extradition to the United States denied.

Stella Assange, Julian Assange’s wife, urged the protesters to “keep showing up” and voicing their opposition “until Julian is free.”

“We have two big days ahead, we don’t know what to expect, but you’re here because the world is watching,” she said. “They just cannot get away with this. Julian needs his freedom and we all need the truth.

Stella Assange said her husband would likely appeal the extradition to the European Court for Human Rights if the hearing fails.

The Telegraph adds:

Julian Assange will make his final appeal to a High Court judge on Tuesday against his extradition to the United States to face espionage charges relating to the release of secret US military documents.

The WikiLeaks founder is viewed by US prosecutors and Western security officials as a reckless and dangerous enemy of the state whose actions placed agents named in the material at risk.

Supporters regard him as an anti-establishment hero who has been victimised for exposing US wrongdoing in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and say his prosecution is an assault on both journalism and free speech.

But what exactly is the case against him?

Julian Assange, 52, is the founder of WikiLeaks, a non-profit organisation set up in 2006 to publish classified information from anonymous sources. It claims to be a platform for whistleblowers and to have published more than 10 million files.

Assange has described WikiLeaks as “a giant library of the world’s most persecuted documents”.

What is Assange and WikiLeaks accused of?

Assange is facing extradition to the United States on 17 charges related to obtaining and disclosing US defence information and one charge of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to hack a government system.

He will appear at the High Court in London on Tuesday to make his final appeal against his extradition.

What information did Julian Assange allegedly release?

WikiLeaks has released, among other things, footage from a US military helicopter showing civilians being killed in Baghdad in Iraq, documents relating to the unreported killing of civilians by US military in Afghanistan and a manual for operations at Guantanamo Bay.

Since April 2019, Assange has been confined in HM Prison Belmarsh, London.

What will happen to him if he is extradited?

If extradited, Assange could face a 175-year prison sentence, according to his lawyers. He has also claimed that he could be tortured.


Here’s a clip from CNN discussing the deadly CIA plot against Assange:

Here’s a fresh-faced Julian from over a decade ago, speaking truth about our governemnt and the war on Afghanistan.

“Endless war.”

Not much has changed.


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