Nils Melzer, Lauri Love And John Kiriakou On Assange Countdown To Freedom

By Randy Credico, Covert Action Magazine. -

In this extraordinary fifth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom,” Randy Credico speaks with Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and professor at [...]

U.S. DOJ Refuses To Allow Assange To Be Protected Under First Amendment Rights

By Angel Fox, Angel of Truth. -

In British court today, a new affidavit states Julian Assange will not be protected by the First Amendment if extradited because he is a foreign national. This is absurd and directly threatens [...]

Assange Extradition Hearing Will Take “Three To Four Weeks” As Political Opposition Mounts

By Laura Tiernan, WSWS -

Hearings over a US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely be held across “three or four weeks,” starting in February, District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser told [...]

Arbuthnot Out As Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer

By Consortium News. -

Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate enmeshed in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian [...]

Protesters And Police Fight Pitched Battles In Late-Night Showdown After Mass Rally Against Hong Kong Extradition Bill

By Phila Siu, Victor Ting, Su Xinqi and Kanis Leung, Scmp.com -

Chaos erupted on the streets of Hong Kong’s shopping district of Mong Kok on Sunday night as hundreds of protesters fought running battles with the police. After the first mass rally in Kowloon [...]

Hong Kong Protesters Say Suspension Of Extradition Bill Not Enough

By Rachel Withers, Vox. -

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam will “indefinitely suspend” a contentious extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China following a series [...]

More Than One Million March In Hong Kong Against Extradition Law To China

By Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao, Alvin Lum, South China Morning Post -

In all, 1.03 million people took part in Sunday’s march, according to the organizer Civil Human Rights Front, double the turnout of the 2003 protest. Police put the figure at 240,000. They [...]

UK Judge Calls Assange “A Narcissist,” Sets Extradition Court Date

By Shafi Musaddique, The National. -

As news broke of plain-clothed officers arresting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday morning UK time, the world's media converged to Westminster Magistrates Court rapidly. While Mr [...]