#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: An emotional and clean-shaven #JulianAssange has appeared in court to request more time and resources to prepare his defence against extradition to from the UK to the US on espionage charges: Assange said today he was unable to properly prepare his defence at the case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in London, which was held to check on his pre-trial progress.
RT @couragefound: “Instead of bowing to US interests, the British government and the EU must reject this extra-territorial political persecution” says @dieLinke MP @HeikeHaensel in a statement issued after yesterday’s extradition hearing. #FreeAssange #NoUSExtradition https://t.co/YdJoc2P2ky http://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1186683142645731328 October 22, 2019 at 05:38PM
RT @Underground_RT: ‘Julian Assange stood and his lips moved…and nothing came out…and still, nothing came out’ ⚠️ -John Pilger on Julian Assange’s condition at his extradition hearing WEDNESDAY ON RT! Want to see the full interview? Subscribe so you don’t miss it! https://t.co/dd3D6kqgrW https://t.co/BBOp0vVrVr RT_com October 22, 2019 at 08:04PM
U.S. requested his extradition to face 18 separate charges under the banner of espionage, related to assisting Chelsea Manning exfiltrate classified information: Being found guilty of these could theoretically and cumulatively result in a 170-year prison sentence for the #WikiLeaks founder.
So the full hearing will go ahead starting on 25 February and will be heard in HM Prison Belmarsh: Newswire AP described Assange as looking healthy but thinner than at earlier hearings and said he acknowledged the public gallery stuffed with his supporters. He was described as being frail and struggled to give his name and date of birth, and said he was struggling to think.
The director has had his accounts frozen, his passport seized and must report to a local court every two weeks El Pais’ English edition reported.
Assange’s brief released this statement.
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