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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange wins permission to appeal US extradition decision
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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange wins permission to appeal US extradition decision

Washington wants to put the 50-year-old WikiLeaks founder on trial in connection with the publication of 500,000 secret military files relating to the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Supporters mark 1,000 days since Julian Assange was imprisoned, call for Wikileaks founder's release
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Supporters mark 1,000 days since Julian Assange was imprisoned, call for Wikileaks founder's release

Wikileaks came into prominence after it published a series of leaks related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The information was given to Assange by former US army analyst Chelsea Manning

UK court permits Julian Assange’s extradition to US on spying charges
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UK court permits Julian Assange’s extradition to US on spying charges

US prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of leaked military and diplomatic documents

US says Julian Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted in espionage case
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US says Julian Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted in espionage case

Launching a new battle to make Assange face American justice, US authorities said if the British judges agree to extradite the activist he could serve any US prison sentence he receives in his native Australia

Julian Assange espionage case: US to appeal UK judge's decision refusing activist's extradition
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Julian Assange espionage case: US to appeal UK judge's decision refusing activist's extradition

In January, a lower court judge refused an American request to extradite Assange on spying charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret military documents a decade ago.

Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report
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Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report

The Yahoo News investigation is based on conversations with more than 30 former US officials

Two days after extradition win, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court
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Two days after extradition win, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court

A UK judge had rejected an American request on Monday to send Assange to the US to face espionage charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret military documents a decade ago

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to United States, rules British court
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to United States, rules British court

US prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of leaked military and diplomatic documents a decade ago

Julian Assange could face 'intolerable conditions' if extradited to US, witnesses tell London court
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Julian Assange could face 'intolerable conditions' if extradited to US, witnesses tell London court

Joel Sickler, who heads the Justice Advocacy Group, said it was highly likely that Assange could be sent to the supermax facility in Colorado. The prison has been dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Why the balcony is a socio-political tool for human communication — in isolation, celebration, rebellion
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Why the balcony is a socio-political tool for human communication — in isolation, celebration, rebellion

The significance of the balcony in the time of the coronavirus are manifold, besides being our only means to connect with the now empty world outside. Tracing the socio-political history of the structure reveals much about human behaviour, by studying how the space has been used not just in isolation, but also in celebration and congregation.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters recites Aamir Aziz's Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega at protest march in London
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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters recites Aamir Aziz's Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega at protest march in London

Roger Waters recited the English version of Aamir Aziz's poem and said that the poet was fighting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘fascist and racist Citizenship law’

Julian Assange exposed truth as a journalist, says his lawyer on first day of hearing at London court; US authorities’ lawyer seeks extradition of ‘ordinary’ criminal
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Julian Assange exposed truth as a journalist, says his lawyer on first day of hearing at London court; US authorities’ lawyer seeks extradition of ‘ordinary’ criminal

Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began

Donald Trump 'offered pardon' to Julian Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails in 2016, says WikiLeaks founder's lawyer
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Donald Trump 'offered pardon' to Julian Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails in 2016, says WikiLeaks founder's lawyer

US President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016.

Sweden drops probe into rape allegations against Julian Assange; focus should now be on US prosecution, says WikiLeaks editor-in-chief
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Sweden drops probe into rape allegations against Julian Assange; focus should now be on US prosecution, says WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in April and is currently serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for jumping bail in 2012

Julian Assange's continued exposure to arbitrariness, abuse in British custody putting his life at risk, says UN rights expert
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Julian Assange's continued exposure to arbitrariness, abuse in British custody putting his life at risk, says UN rights expert

The independent expert, who does not speak on behalf of the United Nations, has not met Assange since, but he told AFP in an email that his growing concern was based on new medically relevant information received from several reliable sources.

Major security breach in Ecuador: Data of 17 million citizens, including president, Julian Assange, leaked from US server
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Major security breach in Ecuador: Data of 17 million citizens, including president, Julian Assange, leaked from US server

Data on an estimated 20 million people of Ecuador, including almost seven million minors as well as deceased citizens, was exposed in a major security breach, officials and security experts said

Swedish court rules against seeking detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in suspected rape case
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Swedish court rules against seeking detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in suspected rape case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday

Julian Assange suffering ‘psychological torture’ due to defamation campaign launched against him by media, political figures: UNHCR
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Julian Assange suffering ‘psychological torture’ due to defamation campaign launched against him by media, political figures: UNHCR

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered “psychological torture” from a defamation campaign against him by the media, judges and senior political figures, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange too ill to appear in a video link for US extradition hearing
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange too ill to appear in a video link for US extradition hearing

Wikileaks said it had grave concerns about Assange’s health and that he had been moved to a health ward at London’s Belmarsh high-security prison.

Julian Assange being charged under Espionage Act puts a question mark on freedom of the press
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Julian Assange being charged under Espionage Act puts a question mark on freedom of the press

ACLU has said this indictment establishes "a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organisations that hold the government accountable."