WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Superseding Indictment

On 24th June 2020 posted the US Justice Department posted New Allegations Assert Assange Conspired With “Anonymous” Affiliated Hackers, Among Others Editors Note: 1. Last minute changes complicate the defence and will take time in response. Julian must be released on bail while the US Justice Department is playing judicial games2. Is this a sign … Continue reading “WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Superseding Indictment”

Julian Assange is the defendant, journalism is under trial

On the 2nd March 2020, Stefania Maurizi reports Britain likes to cultivate the image of a country which plays by the rules, but as the WikiLeaks’ founder’s extradition proceeding enters a crucial phase, the UK authorities are treating a journalist who revealed war crimes and torture as if he were a dangerous criminal. And yet … Continue reading “Julian Assange is the defendant, journalism is under trial”

UK: Adjournment of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing considered amidst coronavirus concerns

On 27th April, Reporters without Borders (RFS) reported Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team has requested adjournment of his US extradition hearing to allow for adequate preparation of his defence, amidst concerns for his health as COVID-19 reportedly spreads at Belmarsh prison. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates the need for Assange’s immediate release before his … Continue reading “UK: Adjournment of Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing considered amidst coronavirus concerns”

Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Four

On 28th February 2020 Craig Murray writes Please try this experiment for me.Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and engagement: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”. Now try asking this question out loud, in a tone of hostility and incredulity bordering on sarcasm: “Are you suggesting that … Continue reading “Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Four”

Craig Murray: The Armoured Glass Box is an Instrument of Torture

On 2nd March 2020 Craig Murray writes In Thursday’s separate hearing on allowing Assange out of the armoured box to sit with his legal team, I witnessed directly that Baraitser’s ruling against Assange was brought by her into court BEFORE she heard defence counsel put the arguments, and delivered by her entirely unchanged. I might start by … Continue reading “Craig Murray: The Armoured Glass Box is an Instrument of Torture”

‘Outrage’ Over Judge’s Refusal To Allow Assange to Sit With His Lawyers During Extradition Hearings

On the 28th February 2020 Mohamed Elmaazi reports Julian Assange has repeatedly complained that he can’t properly follow proceedings during his extradition hearings, he can’t speak to his lawyers without the possibility of the prosecuting side or security hearing him and that he can’t properly instruct his defence team. On 27 February the judge in … Continue reading “‘Outrage’ Over Judge’s Refusal To Allow Assange to Sit With His Lawyers During Extradition Hearings”

Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Three

On 27th February 2020 Craig Murray writes In yesterday’s proceedings in court, the prosecution adopted arguments so stark and apparently unreasonable I have been fretting on how to write them up in a way that does not seem like caricature or unfair exaggeration on my part. What has been happening in this court has long moved beyond … Continue reading “Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Three”

The British Kangaroo Court Proceedings Against Julian Assange

The Moon of Alabama thread offers a convenient fact sheet along with progress notes for the hearing A copy of the thread at the 26 February 2020 reads 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 … Continue reading “The British Kangaroo Court Proceedings Against Julian Assange”

Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Two

On 26th February 2020 Craig Murray writes 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 … Continue reading “Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day Two”

Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day One

On 25th February 2020 Craig Murray writes 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 … Continue reading “Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery Day One”