Consortium News ran wall-to-wall coverage this week of the U.S. appeal of the decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States. Thank you for your support.
The two-day U.S. appeal of the decision not to extradite the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher to the United States took place on Wednesday and Thursday in the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Consortium News provided detailed coverage before, during and after the hearing before Lord Justice Ian Duncan Burnett, the chief justice of England and Wales, and Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde in courtroom number 4.
Consortium News gained remote access to the courtroom via video link to provide the blow-by-blow over the two-day hearing: live updates, final daily reports and nightly video recaps of the day’s events. We aired a CN Live! Tuesday night and plan one at the weekend to analyze the events.
The United States is seeking to overturn medical testimony at his extradition hearing last year that led a magistrate to deny the U.S. request to send Julian Assange to the U.S. because of his high-risk of suicide. Assange has been charged with espionage and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for his publication of information revealing U.S. war crimes and acts of corruption and deception by the U.S. and other governments around the world.
The stakes could not be higher. It is not hyperbole to say that freedom of the press and democracy itself is on trial.
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