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US Issues Assurances on Assange

Stella Assange leaving High Court on March 26. (Joe Lauria) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News The United States Embassy on Tuesday filed two assurances with the British Foreign Office saying it would not seek the death penalty against imprisoned WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange and would allow Assange “the ability to raise and seek to reply upon […]

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‘Do the right thing,’ say Assange defenders as Biden mulls dropping case

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Apr. 10, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is weighing the Australian government’s requests to drop charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been deprived of his freedom […]

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UK Court Gives Biden Chance to Dodge Assange Appeal by “Assuring” His Rights

Protest in support of Julian Assange (Flickr) By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange is closer than ever to being extradited to the United States for trial on 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion over WikiLeaks’s 2010-2011 revelation of evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo […]

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Chris Hedges: The Crucifixion of Julian Assange

The Crucifixion of Julian Assange – by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Prosecutors representing the United States, whether by design or incompetence, refused — in the two-day hearing I attended in London in February — to provide guarantees that Julian Assange would be afforded First Amendment rights and would be spared the death penalty if […]

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U.K. Court to Decide Tuesday If Julian Assange Can Appeal Extradition

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Report: Justice Department Considering Plea Deal for Assange

By Dave DeCamp / The Justice Department is considering whether to offer WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the opportunity to plead guilty to a reduced charge of mishandling classified information, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The report said DOJ officials and Assange’s legal team have already had preliminary talks […]