Tag: Political offences

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

27th Feb 2020

Assange legal team says extradition is ‘political’

Much of the legal argument heard by District Judge Baraitser this week at Woolwich Crown Court centred on whether the offences with which Julian Assange is charged amount to ‘political offences’ and if so, what effect that has on the legality of the US extradition request. Counsel for Mr Assange, told the court that the […]

24th Feb 2020

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins

Julian Assange appeared today at Woolwich Crown Court to begin his fight against extradition to the US. Mr Assange is charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, the obtaining and disclosure of national defence information contrary to the Espionage Act 1917, and one further count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. If convicted, Mr Assange faces […]

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