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28th May 2019

Assange faces 17 more charges in the US

Last week it was announced that the US judicial authorities would be bringing 17 more charges against Julian Assange. The 17 new counts on the indictment relate to endangering US national security by conspiring, with Chelsea Manning, to obtain and disclose classified government records under the US Espionage Act of 1917. Swedish judicial authorities have […]

22nd May 2019

Assange’s device data shared with US authorities

This week WikiLeaks’ Chief Editor, Kristinn Hrafnsson, was interviewed about Julian Assange’s extradition case. In the interview, Mr Hrafnsson warned that any devices seized after Mr Assange’s arrest are likely to have been tampered with by US authorities. Mr Hrafnsson’s interview was scheduled after it was reported that Mr Assange’s personal belongings, including electronic devices, […]

9th May 2019

Meng Wanzhou seeks stay of extradition proceedings

Yesterday, 8 May 2019, Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou appeared before a Canadian court for the first administrative hearing relating to her extradition proceedings. During the proceedings, her lawyers argued that the US request for her extradition was politically motivated and cited comments made by President Trump implying that the extradition request could be dropped if […]

9th Apr 2019

Ipek extradition: Turkish government refused permission to appeal

On 9 April 2019, Laing J ruled that the Turkish Government should not be granted permission to appeal against Westminster Magistrates’ Court’s ruling that Akin Ipek and his co-accused Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. As he left the court, Mr Ipek said he hoped that the ruling brought an […]

25th Mar 2019

Mark Acklom appears in front of UK Crown Court

Mark Acklom has appeared before a UK Crown Court where he has been charged with defrauding Carolyn Woods of nearly £762,000. It is alleged that Mr Acklom dishonestly claimed he was a Swiss banker, who worked for MI6 and that he was legally able to marry Ms Woods. Mr Acklom allegedly induced Ms Woods into […]

25th Mar 2019

Eric Marques extradited to the US

On 21 March 2019, we reported that Eric Marques had lost his Irish Supreme Court appeal against his extradition to the US. On the morning of 23 March 2019, Mr Marques was transported from the prison where he was being detained and surrendered to FBI agents at US immigration in Dublin Airport. You can read […]

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