The Code for (UK) Crown Prosecutors

Many who followed the September Assange Hearing have published that it was a ‘show trial’. This document outlining the expectations of (UK) Crown Prosecutors to uphold the rule of law is published here so that readers can make up their own mind whether the Crown Prosecution is following its own guidelines. If you feel that … Continue reading “The Code for (UK) Crown Prosecutors”

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice

On the 9th October 2020, Reporters without Boarders reports: After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls again for his release. Expert testimony highlighted the political nature of the … Continue reading “Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice”

Praise for Consortium News’ Coverage of the Assange Hearing

On the 5th October 2020, Consortium News published feedback from readers on their coverage of the Assange hearings Readers and viewers let us know what they thought of our coverage of the Julian Assange extradition hearing. We worked hard to bring you print and video coverage of just about every aspect of the Media Trial … Continue reading “Praise for Consortium News’ Coverage of the Assange Hearing”

Key Assange prosecution witness is part of academic cluster which has received millions of pounds from UK and US militaries

On 2nd October 2020, Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis report One of the US prosecution’s key medical witnesses in the Julian Assange hearing, who claimed that Assange’s risk of suicide is ‘manageable’ if extradited to the US, works for an academic institute that is funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and linked to the … Continue reading “Key Assange prosecution witness is part of academic cluster which has received millions of pounds from UK and US militaries”

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 21

On the 1st October 2020, Craig Murray reports I really do not know how to report Wednesday’s events. Stunning evidence, of extreme quality and interest, was banged out in precis by the lawyers as unnoticed as bags of frozen chips coming off a production line.  The court that had listened to Clair Dobbin spend four … Continue reading “Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 21”

Assange Indictment Poses Unprecedented Threat to Journalism

On the 1st October 2020 Assange Defence posted this recap What expert witnesses said: Fellow journalists, academics, and professors testified that the Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange are unprecedented and would mark the end of First Amendment protections on journalism everywhere. Assange is charged with obtaining, receiving, and publishing government documents, activity that investigative … Continue reading “Assange Indictment Poses Unprecedented Threat to Journalism”

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

On 30th September 2020 Craig Murray reports Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution’s continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were … Continue reading “Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20”

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 19

On 29th September 2020, Craig Murray reports Today was the worst day for the defence since the start of the trial, as their expert witnesses failed to cope with the sheer aggression of cross-examination by the US Government and found themselves backing away from maintaining propositions they knew to be true. It was uncomfortable viewing.  … Continue reading “Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 19”

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 18

On 28th September, Craig Murray reports It is hard to believe, but Judge Baraitser on Friday ruled that there will be no closing speeches in the Assange extradition hearing. She accepted the proposal initially put forward by counsel for the US government, that closing arguments should simply be submitted in writing and without an oral … Continue reading “Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 18”