Pamela Anderson says battle to clear friend Assange’s name will continue as judge blocks extradition

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Pamela Anderson has mentioned the battle isn’t over after a British choose dominated WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange can’t be extradited to the US to face spying fees. 

The previous Baywatch star, 53, has been a long-term vocal supporter of Assange throughout his authorized battles with the US authorities over the publication of 1000’s of categorized paperwork in 2010 and 2011.

The choose blocked the request due to considerations over Mr Assange’s psychological well being and danger of suicide if he have been to be extradited to the US. 

After the newest improvement, the ex-Playboy Mannequin shared an image of a dawn on the seaside on social media and wrote: ‘A particular dawn for my expensive good friend #JulianAssange – (to not be extradited) keep tuned, the battle isn’t over – however, a hopeful second to breathe in – I can solely think about Julian (in court docket, nonetheless in that masks), taking that breath.. #humanrights #freespeech #pardonassange.’

That is simply the newest present of help for Assange by Pamela Anderson. 

Earlier this month, she printed a photograph of herself in a white bikini holding an indication saying ‘Deliver Julian Assange House Australia’ in addition to a clothed photograph with an indication that learn: ‘I’m Julian Assange’, on Monday afternoon.

Former Baywatch start Pamela Anderson has shared a message of support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a British judge ruled he could not be extradited to the US over concerns for his mental health and fears he may commit suicide

Former Baywatch begin Pamela Anderson has shared a message of help for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a British choose dominated he couldn’t be extradited to the US over considerations for his psychological well being and fears he might commit suicide

The former Playboy model posted a photo of herself on Twitter in December, 2020, in a bikini and holding a sign calling on US President Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the remaining weeks of his premiership

The previous Playboy mannequin posted a photograph of herself on Twitter in December, 2020, in a bikini and holding an indication calling on US President Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange within the remaining weeks of his premiership

Anderson was rumoured to have dated the now 49-year-old Assange, an Australian nationwide, when he was residing at London’s Ecuadorian Embassy from 2012-2019, to keep away from a rape allegation cost in Sweden, in addition to espionage fees within the US.

Assange, who has been in Belmarsh high-security jail in London for 19 months, whereas he has been combating extradition to the US, is needed over the publication of categorized paperwork in 2010 and 2011.

He’s mentioned to have plotted with protection analyst Chelsea Manning to crack an encrypted password on US Division of Defence computer systems.

If convicted, he faces a potential penalty of 175 years in jail.

Anderson and Assange’s unlikely ‘particular relationship’ began after they have been launched by clothier Dame Vivienne Westwood, sparking hypothesis over the character of their friendship over time.

She was photographed visiting him a number of occasions throughout his seven-year stint on the Ecuadorian Embassy, bringing him vegan cheeseburgers in addition to publishing messages about him on her weblog claiming he was simply ‘making an attempt to assist’ and shouldn’t be ‘illegally detained’.’

Pamela Anderson wore a 'freedom of speech' shawl to visit WikiLeaks founder Assange in Belmarsh prison in May 2019

Pamela Anderson wore a ‘freedom of speech’ scarf to go to WikiLeaks founder Assange in Belmarsh jail in Could 2019

In a poem in 2017, she wrote: ‘My relationship with Julian – it is no secret. He’s one in all my favourite individuals and he may be essentially the most well-known, most politicized refugee of our time.’

After his arrest in April 2019 the mom of two visited him in Belmarsh jail and mentioned in a press release afterwards that she ‘liked’ him.

She added that the WikiLeaks founder has been ‘lower off from all people’, together with his kids, and doesn’t have entry to any data.

‘He doesn’t need to be in a brilliant max jail. He has by no means dedicated a violent act, he is an harmless particular person’, she mentioned.

She added: ‘He is an excellent man, he is an unimaginable particular person, I like him and I can not think about what he is been going by means of,’ Anderson mentioned.

She beforehand referred to as him ‘world’s most harmless man’ and posted a photograph of a handwritten message on Twitter signed by herself and British clothier Vivienne Westwood.

Anderson, who starred on Baywatch, also posted a second photo in December, calling for Assange to be freed. The model was rumoured to be dating him in 2017 and has previously described him as 'an incredible person' and said that she loves him

Anderson, who starred on Baywatch, additionally posted a second photograph in December, calling for Assange to be freed. The mannequin was rumoured to be relationship him in 2017 and has beforehand described him as ‘an unimaginable particular person’ and mentioned that she loves him

US officers mentioned they have been left ‘extraordinarily disenchanted’ over the choice by District Decide Vanessa Baraitser.

The sensational ruling on the Previous Bailey in London this morning raises the prospect that the 48-year-old WikiLeaks founder might be freed this week – and, in an additional improvement, Mexico have now supplied him political asylum.

Australia-born Assange received his high-profile authorized battle towards US officers who wished to place him on trial for conspiring to hack authorities computer systems and violating an espionage legislation by releasing confidential cables.

A US Justice Division spokesman mentioned immediately: ‘Whereas we’re extraordinarily disenchanted within the court docket’s final determination, we’re gratified that the USA prevailed on each level of legislation raised.’

The division pointed to Assange’s claims he had been exercising free speech rights and that the US was pursuing a political vendetta, including: ‘We’ll proceed to hunt Mr Assange’s extradition to the USA.’ 

In the meantime, Mexico supplied political asylum to Mr Assange this afternoon. The nation’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned: ‘I’ll ask the international minister to hold out the related procedures to request that the UK authorities releases Mr Assange and that Mexico affords him political asylum.’

He mentioned Mexico would guarantee ‘that whoever receives asylum doesn’t intervene or intrude within the political affairs of any nation.’

The nation has beforehand supplied political asylum to high-profile worldwide figures equivalent to former Bolivian president Evo Morales.

Immediately in court docket in London, Assange, sat in a blue go well with with crossed legs, wiped his forehead after the choice was introduced, whereas his fiancee, Stella Moris – with whom he has two younger sons – wept.

Ms Moris, who fell in love with Assange whereas she was his lawyer, mentioned exterior the Previous Bailey: ‘Immediately is a victory for Julian. Immediately’s victory is a primary step in the direction of justice on this case.’

She additionally issued a direct attraction to Donald Trump, which references President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 attraction to Soviet lead Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down’ the Berlin Wall.

‘Mr President tear down these jail partitions,’ she mentioned. ‘Let our little boys have their father. Free Julian. Free the press.’

Assange’s defence crew, together with celeb barrister Jennifer Robinson, will return to the Previous Bailey on Wednesday for a bail utility. If they’re profitable, he might be a free man instantly afterwards.

Nonetheless, that is regarded as unlikely given the US authorities’s intent to attraction. They’ve 14 days to state their grounds, throughout which period Assange will keep on remand at HMP Belmarsh in south-west London.

Had Assange been convicted within the US, he would have been held in isolation on the infamous Supermax jail in Colorado, which has been described by a former warden as a ‘clear model of hell’ and a ‘destiny worse than dying’.

Decide Vanessa Baraitser mentioned there was an ‘unmanageable excessive danger’ of Assange taking his personal life if he was housed amid the grim situations as she revealed he has autism, Asperger’s and a extreme depressive dysfunction.

She accepted the proof of medical specialists who revealed that Assange had spoken overtly about suicide whereas in Belmarsh and had ready for it by writing a will. A razor blade was additionally present in his cell. 

Julian Assange has won his legal battle against US officials who wanted to put him on trial for helping hack government computers and violating an espionage law by releasing confidential cables. He is sketched at the Old Bailey today

Julian Assange has received his authorized battle towards US officers who wished to place him on trial for serving to hack authorities computer systems and violating an espionage legislation by releasing confidential cables. He’s sketched on the Previous Bailey immediately

Assange's supporters cheered and hugged outside the court after the judge revealed she was blocking Assange's extradition

Assange’s supporters cheered and hugged exterior the court docket after the choose revealed she was blocking Assange’s extradition

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's partner, Stella Moris, speaks to the media outside the Old Bailey in London today

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s companion, Stella Moris, speaks to the media exterior the Previous Bailey in London immediately

Assange's fiancee Stella Moris, at court today, has said that sending her lover to the US would be an 'unthinkable travesty'

Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris, at court docket immediately, has mentioned that sending her lover to the US can be an ‘unthinkable travesty’

Assange, 49, faces an 18-count indictment, alleging a plot to hack computers and a conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information

Assange, 49, faces an 18-count indictment, alleging a plot to hack computer systems and a conspiracy to acquire and disclose nationwide defence data 

Assange’s supporters have been overjoyed on the determination to not extradite him to the USA however expressed dismay that the ruling was made on well being grounds slightly than in defence of freedom of expression. 

‘Immediately is a victory for Julian’: Assange’s companion Stella Moris hails verdict

Ms Moris, who fell in love with Assange whereas she was his lawyer, mentioned exterior the Previous Bailey: ‘I had hoped immediately can be the day Julian would come dwelling. Immediately isn’t that day however that day will come quickly.

‘So long as Julian has to endure struggling in isolation as an unconvicted prisoner at Belmarsh jail, so long as our kids proceed to be robbed of their father’s love and affection, we can not have fun.

‘We’ll have fun the day he comes dwelling. 

‘Immediately is a victory for Julian. Immediately’s victory is a primary step in the direction of justice on this case.

‘On behalf of Julian and myself, I wish to thank the thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world and the establishments which can be already calling for this persecution to finish.

‘I ask you all to shout louder, you foyer more durable, till he’s free. I name on everybody else to come back collectively to defend Julian’s rights; not simply Julian’s rights, they’re your rights too. Julian’s freedom is coupled to all our freedoms and our freedoms are misplaced within the blink of a watch.

‘I name on insiders to come back ahead to show the complete extent of the misconduct that has led to Julian’s imprisonment. And I name on the president of the USA to finish this now.

‘Mr President, tear down these jail partitions. Let our little boys have their father. Free Julian, free the press, free us all.’ 

The activist has been backed by a raft of celebrities together with Pamela Anderson, artist Al Weiwei and designer Dame Vivienne Westwood.  

Assange’s mom, Christine urged the US to not attraction, saying her son had suffered sufficient. 

She tweeted: ‘UK Decide Vanessa Baraitser dominated towards extraditing my son Julian to the US on medical grounds.

‘US prosecutors state they’ll attraction. I implore Pres Trump & Pres elect Biden to organize them to face down. The last decade lengthy course of was the punishment. He has suffered sufficient.’    

Conservative MP David Davis mentioned: ‘Excellent news Julian Assange’s extradition has been blocked. Extradition treaties shouldn’t be used for political prosecutions.’

Jeremy Corbyn, whose brother, Piers, was exterior the Previous Bailey immediately, mentioned: ‘Excellent news that the extradition of Julian Assange has been refused – my congratulations to him and his authorized crew. Extradition can be an assault on press freedom.

‘And it’s alarming that the choose has accepted US authorities arguments threatening freedom of speech and freedom to publish. There stays a lot at stake in his case, which is being noticed by so many all over the world. Assange needs to be launched.’ 

The choice was additionally welcomed by different Labour MPs, together with Richard Burgon and the previous shadow dwelling secretary Diane Abbott. 

Mr Burgon mentioned: ‘It’s totally proper that Julian Assange is not going to be extradited to the US. Julian Assange would have been extradited as a result of, as a journalist, he dared to show US warfare crimes. 

‘Any extradition would have been an unprecedented assault on press freedom.’ 

Ms Abbott referred to as the choice an ‘wonderful ruling by the British choose’. She added: ‘Congratulations to all of the dogged campaigners on Assange’s behalf.’ 

However the journalist Glenn Greenwald added a word of warning, saying the choose had endorsed a lot of the arguments put ahead by the US in favour of extradition – together with dismissing the concept that it was an assault on freedom of speech. 

He mentioned: ‘This wasn’t a victory for press freedom. Fairly the opposite: the choose made clear she believed there are grounds to prosecute Assange in reference to the 2010 publication. It was, as a substitute, an indictment of the insanely oppressive US jail system for safety ‘threats.’ 

In the meantime, Edward Snowden – the whistleblower who labored with Wikileaks and is at present residing in Russia after leaking U.S. surveillance secrets and techniques – referred to as for an finish to the proceedings, tweeting: ‘Let this be the top of it.’ 

Amnesty Worldwide tweeted: ‘We welcome the truth that Julian Assange is not going to be despatched to the USA, however this doesn’t absolve the UK from having engaged on this politically-motivated course of on the behest of the USA and placing media freedom and freedom of expression on trial.’ 

Assange supporters celebrating outside court today after he was spared from being sent for trial in the United States

Assange supporters celebrating exterior court docket immediately after he was spared from being despatched for trial in the USA  

Piers Corbyn (left) outside the Old Bailey today alongside a crowd of pro-Assange protesters

Piers Corbyn (left) exterior the Previous Bailey immediately alongside a crowd of pro-Assange protesters

How Assange is being defended by celeb lawyer Jennifer Robinson – whereas choose overseeing case extradited Sarkozy fraud suspect

Jennifer Robinson, a key member of Assange’s defence crew, is the go-to barrister for the wealthy and well-known, most not too long ago strolling hand in hand with actress Amber Heard in her showdown towards her ex-husband Johnny Depp in his acrimonious libel trial.

She counts the Hollywood elite amongst her inside circle, travelling to George and Amal Clooney’s marriage ceremony on a speedboat with actor Invoice Murray.

A self-confessed Kyle Minogue fan, who has ‘nothing in her fridge however Champagne’ , the human rights lawyer as soon as set headlines alight after she was noticed canoodling with Jeremy Corbyn’s former spin physician, Seumas Milne.

Australian human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson (left) with Assange's partner Stella Moris (right) at an earlier Old Bailey hearing

Australian human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson (left) with Assange’s companion Stella Moris (proper) at an earlier Previous Bailey listening to

Ms Robinson and Mr Milne – a then-married father-of-two – have been photographed in a passionate embrace on the terrace of the Courthouse resort in East London in 2017. The 39-year-old, who got here from humble beginnings in Australia, has been recognized to make use of her social media as an outlet to criticise the Tories on their human rights report and tweet help for Corbyn.

Much less is thought about Vanessa Baraitser, the district choose overseeing Assange’s case. 

She seems to be a specialist in extradition circumstances and final 12 months gave the go forward for an affiliate of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to be returned to France for trial. 

Alexandre Djouhri, who was arrested at Heathrow final 12 months after arriving on a flight from his Swiss dwelling, and is accused by French prosecutors of 9 offences regarding cash laundering and corruption. These are alleged to have been dedicated in circumstances linked to Mr Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential marketing campaign.   

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser delivering her verdict today

District Decide Vanessa Baraitser delivering her verdict immediately 

Decide Baraitser dominated that Assange risked being held below Particular Administrative Measures (Sams), which might have seen him in solitary confinement with restricted entry to household and solely two telephone calls per 30 days.

She mentioned: ‘Confronted with the situations of close to whole isolation with out the protecting components which restricted his danger at HMP Belmarsh, I’m happy the procedures described by the US is not going to stop Mr Assange from discovering a strategy to commit suicide and because of this I’ve determined extradition can be oppressive by purpose of psychological hurt and I order his discharge.

‘Regardless of his lighter spirit at occasions, he is a depressed and generally despairing man who’s genuinely petrified of his future. He represents an unmanageable excessive danger of suicide, each in Belmarsh and the US.’

She revealed that in 1991 Mr Assange had tried to take his personal life and that there was a historical past of despair within the household.

His maternal grandmother and uncle each died by suicide, and Assange phoned the Samaritans most nights whereas in jail. 

Australian-born Assange had been charged below the US’s 1917 Espionage Act for conspiring with Chelsea Manning, a former Military intelligence analyst, to hack right into a Pentagon laptop community and publish secret paperwork associated to ‘nationwide defence.’

The WikiLeaks founder confronted a complete of 18 fees and was additionally accused of placing the lives of US informants in danger by publishing the fabric.

Assange has been locked in a bitter dispute with US authorities since July 2010 when WikiLeaks began publishing a whole lot of 1000’s of categorized US army and political paperwork from the Afghan and Iraq wars.

As US officers pursued him by means of the British courts, in June 2012, Assange entered the Ecuadorian embassy, requesting political asylum, which was granted two months later.

Assange remained holed up on the embassy till April 2019 when Ecuador revoked his asylum standing, resulting in his arrest and kickstarting a authorized battle that culminated in immediately’s judgment.

Throughout his time within the embassy, the WikiLeaks founder fathered two kids together with his companion Stella Morris.

For the previous 19 months, Assange has been held at Belmarsh high safety jail.

He first appeared on the Previous Bailey final February, however the case was pushed again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If Assange had stood trial within the US, he confronted a potential 175 years in jail if convicted of all fees.

The controversial WikiLeaks founder has attracted various high-profile supporters together with Pamela Anderson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel, who visited him on the Ecuadorian embassy.

Others to have lent their help embrace the artist Al Weiwei and designer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Assange was represented at his Previous Bailey trial final 12 months by eminent lawyer Jennifer Robinson.

The court docket head extraordinary particulars of the lengths US authorities have been ready to go to make sure that Assange stood trial within the nation.

This included hiring a US safety contractor to bug Assange’s conferences within the Ecuadorian embassy and even a potential kidnap or poison plot to finish the stalemate.

Decide Baraitser heard that if convicted, Assange confronted the prospect of being held in a Supermax ADX facility in Colorado, the place convicted terrorist Abu Hamza has been housed below Sams in solitary confinement.

Psychiatrists for the defence mentioned Assange had suffered from extreme despair and was a excessive suicide danger.

However attorneys for the US Authorities claimed that the prospect of Assange being held below Sams was ‘speculative’ and the sentence was more likely to be a lot decrease.

Chelsea Manning had been sentenced to 35 years over her position in leaking categorized materials however was given clemency after seven years.

Nonetheless, she was jailed once more for contempt in 2019 and fined for refusing to testify in court docket about Assange.   

Stella Moris, the mother of Julian Assange's children, Max and Gabriel (pictured left and right) this weekend said Britain 'would no longer be a haven for free speech' if he was extradited

Stella Moris, the mom of Julian Assange’s kids, Max and Gabriel (pictured left and proper) this weekend mentioned Britain ‘would not be a haven without spending a dime speech’ if he was extradited

A jail van – most probably carrying Assange – is seen coming into the Previous Bailey for immediately’s listening to 

Timeline: Julian Assange’s lengthy authorized battle 

2006

Assange creates Wikileaks with a gaggle of like-minded activists and IT specialists to offer a safe method for whistleblowers to leak data. He shortly turns into its figurehead and a lightning rod for criticism.

2010

March: U.S. authorities allege Assange engaged in a conspiracy to hack a categorized U.S. authorities laptop with former Military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. 

July: Wikileaks begins releasing tens of 1000’s of high secrets and techniques paperwork, together with a video of U.S. helicopter pilots gunning down 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007.  What adopted was the discharge of greater than 90,000 categorized US army recordsdata from the Afghan warfare and 400,000 from Iraq that included the names of informants. 

August: Two Swedish ladies declare that they every had consensual intercourse with Assange in separate cases when he was on a 10-day journey to Stockholm. They allege the intercourse turned non-consensual when Assange refused to put on a condom.

First girl claims Assange was staying at her condominium in Stockholm when he ripped off her garments. She informed police that when she realized Assange was making an attempt to have unprotected intercourse along with her, she demanded he use a condom. She claims he ripped the condom earlier than having intercourse.

Second Swedish girl claims she had intercourse with Assange at her condominium in Stockholm and she or he made him put on a condom. She alleges that she later woke as much as discover Assange having unprotected intercourse along with her.

He was questioned by police in Stockholm and denied the allegations. Assange was granted permission by Swedish authorities to fly again to the U.Ok.  

November: A Swedish court docket dominated that the investigation needs to be reopened and Assange needs to be detained for questioning on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and illegal coercion. A world arrest warrant is issued by Swedish police by means of Interpol.

Wikileaks releases its cache of greater than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables.  

December: Assange presents himself to London police and seems at an extradition listening to the place he’s remanded in custody. Assange is granted conditional bail on the Excessive Court docket in London after his supporters pay £240,000 in money and sureties.

2011

February: A British choose guidelines Assange needs to be extradited to Sweden however Wikileaks discovered vows to battle the choice.

April:  A cache of categorized U.S. army paperwork is launched by Wikileaks, together with intelligence assessments on practically all the 779 people who find themselves detained on the Guantanamo Bay jail in Cuba.

November: Assange loses Excessive Court docket attraction towards the choice to extradite him.

2012

June: Assange enters the Ecuadorian embassy in London requesting political asylum. 

August: Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.

2013

June: Assange tells a gaggle of journalists he is not going to depart the embassy even when intercourse fees towards him are dropped out of worry he can be extradited to the U.S.

2015

August: Swedish prosecutors drop investigation into among the intercourse allegations towards Assange as a consequence of time restrictions. The investigation into suspected rape stays energetic.

2016

July: Wikileaks begins leaking emails U.S. Democratic Get together officers favoring Hillary Clinton.

November: Assange is questioned over the intercourse allegation on the Ecuadorian Embassy within the presence of Sweden’s assistant prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and police inspector Cecilia Redell. The interview spans two days. 

2017

January: Barack Obama agrees to free whistleblower Chelsea Manning from jail. Her pending launch prompts hypothesis Assange will finish his self-imposed exile after Wikileaks tweeted he would comply with U.S. extradition.

April: Lenin Moreno turns into the brand new president of Ecuador who was recognized to wish to enhance diplomatic relations between his nation and the U.S. 

Could: An investigation right into a intercourse allegation towards Assange is out of the blue dropped by Swedish prosecutors. 

2018

January: Ecuador confirms it has granted citizenship to Assange following his request. 

February: Assange is visited by Pamela Anderson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

March: The Ecuadorian Embassy suspends Assange’s web entry as a result of he wasn’t complying with a promise he made the earlier 12 months to ‘not ship messages which entailed interference in relation to different states’.

August: U.S. Senate committee asks to interview Assange as a part of their investigation into alleged Russian interference within the 2016 election.

September: Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks.

October: Assange reveals he’ll launch authorized motion towards the federal government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his ‘basic rights and freedoms’.

November: U.S. Justice Division inadvertently names Assange in a court docket doc that claims he has been charged in secret. 

2019

January: Assange’s attorneys say they’re taking motion to make President Trump’s administration reveal fees ‘secretly filed’ towards him.

April 6: WikiLeaks tweets {that a} excessive degree Ecuadorian supply has informed them Assange can be expelled from the embassy inside ‘hours or days’. However a senior Ecuadorian official says no determination has been made to take away him from the London constructing. 

April 11: Assange has his diplomatic asylum revoked by Ecuador and he’s arrested by the Metropolitan Police; he’s remanded in custody by a choose at Westminster Magistrates Court docket.

April 12: He’s discovered responsible of breaching his bail phrases.

Could 1: Sentenced to 11 months in jail.

Could 2: Court docket listening to takes place over Assange’s proposed extradition to the U.S. He tells a court docket he doesn’t consent to the extradition and the case is adjourned till Could 30.

Could 13: Swedish prosecutors reopen rape case saying they nonetheless wish to query Assange. 

June 3: Swedish court docket guidelines towards detaining him in absentia, setting again the extradition case.

June 12 House Secretary Sajid Javid indicators an extradition request from the US.

June 13 A listening to units out the date for Assange’s full extradition listening to – February subsequent 12 months.

November  Swedish prosecutors cease investigation into an allegation of rape towards Mr Assange 

November 25 – Medics say with out appropriate medical care Assange ‘may die’ in Belmarsh 

December 13 –  Listening to in London hears he’s being blocked from seeing key proof in case

December 19 – Seems at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket by way of video-link the place his lawyer claims US bid to extradite him is ‘political’. 

2020   

February 24 –Assange faces an extradition listening to at Woolwich Crown Court docket.

Assange’s representatives argue he can not legally be handed to the US for ‘political offences’ due to a 2003 extradition treaty.

March 2 – Assange seems by video hyperlink at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket, the place he’s refused bail amid the coronavirus disaster.

April 11 – Stella Moris, Assange’s companion, who gave start to his two kids whereas he was residing contained in the Ecuadorian embassy, points a plea for his launch amid fears for his well being.

June 24 – The US Division of Justice points an up to date 18-count indictment, over Assange’s alleged position in ‘one of many largest compromises of categorized data within the historical past of the USA’.

August 25 – Ms Moris visits her companion in Belmarsh jail for the primary time in nearly six months.

September 7 – Assange’s extradition hearings resume on the Previous Bailey. They’re anticipated to go on for as much as 4 weeks.

October 1 – Decide Vanessa Baraitser adjourned the case on the Previous Bailey till January 4. 

January 4 – Decide Baraitser strikes down US extradition bid. 



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