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Cryptome also published documents that are at centre of Julian Assange extradition case

US authorities have never asked a WikiLeaks rival to take down unredacted cables that have been among those at the centre of the legal battle to send Julian Assange to the US, his extradition hearing has been told.

The evidence was given by a veteran internet activist whose website, Cryptome, published more than 250,000 classified documents a day before WikiLeaks began placing them online.

Related: The extradition of Julian Assange would undermine freedom of speech | Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

(June 1, 2010) 

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The Wikileaks founder is a champion of democracy – the charges against him affect journalists around the world

  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was president of Brazil from 2002 to 2010

The British courts will soon be deciding the fate of the Australian journalist Julian Assange, a man who has been unjustly charged as a criminal. Assange committed no crime. He is a champion of the cause of freedom.

The UK will say whether it will accept or deny the request for the extradition of Assange to the US, where he will face 18 charges brought against him by the government of that country. If he is extradited, Assange, 49, could be tried and sentenced to up to 175 years in prison, the equivalent of a life sentence.

Related: Under cover of coronavirus, the Tory government is bulldozing basic liberties | John Harris

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WikiLeaks founder was asked to reveal source of leak damaging to Hillary Clinton, hearing told

Two political figures claiming to represent Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a “win-win” deal to avoid extradition to the US and indictment, a London court has heard.

Under the proposed deal, outlined by Assange’s barrister Jennifer Robinson, the WikiLeaks founder would be offered a pardon if he disclosed who leaked Democratic party emails to his site, in order to help clear up allegations they had been supplied by Russian hackers to help Trump’s election in 2016.

Related: Vietnam war leaker Daniel Ellsberg warns against extraditing Julian Assange

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Pentagon Papers whistleblower tells extradition hearing WikiLeaks founder won’t get a fair trial in the US

The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam war has defended Julian Assange at his London extradition hearing on Wednesday, saying WikiLeaks had acted in the public interest and warned that its founder would not get a fair trial in the United States.

Australian-born Assange, 49, is fighting efforts to send him to the United States, where he is charged with conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law over the release of confidential cables by WikiLeaks in 2010-2011.

Related: 'All lies': how the US military covered up gunning down two journalists in Iraq

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WikiLeaks founder told he faces removal after interjection during lawyers’ exchange

Julian Assange has been warned by the judge in his extradition case that he could be removed from court with the case continuing in his absence after he interjected while a lawyer for the US authorities sparred with a high-profile witness giving evidence in support of the WikiLeaks founder.

The incident came on the second day of Assange’s extradition hearing at the Old Bailey, where the founder of the legal charity Reprieve, Clive Stafford-Smith, said “grave violations of law” such as the use of US drones for targeted strikes in Pakistan had been brought to light with the help of documents published by WikiLeaks.

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Judge rejects lawyers’ objection to new US evidence against WikiLeaks founder

Lawyers for Julian Assange have failed to adjourn the extradition case against him after objecting to newly introduced US prosecution evidence accusing him of recruiting hackers to steal military secrets.

On the opening day of a four-week hearing, the WikiLeaks founder appeared at the Old Bailey to resist an application to send him to the US to answer an 18-count American indictment.

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Old Bailey to hear allegations Assange tried to recruit people to hack classified information

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is due to appear at the Old Bailey in the latest stage of his legal battle against extradition to the US, where he faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years.

The hearing, which is scheduled to last four weeks, will hear allegations from the US Department of Justice that Assange tried to recruit hackers to find classified government information.

Related: US attorney general may be using Assange case for political ends, court told

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The prime minister’s silence on the findings of the intelligence and security committee speaks volumes

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, is it a duck? Or, more pertinently, at the moment, if Boris Johnson acts like a Russian asset and talks like a Russian asset, is he a Russian asset?

This isn’t a cute Johnsonian provocation. An “asset” in intelligence terms is not necessarily someone who actively works for a foreign state. It’s someone who’s used by a foreign state. It’s someone who acts – knowingly or unknowingly – to further that state’s interests.

Related: PM accused of cover-up over report on Russian meddling in UK politics

Perhaps at the heart of it all is the infected pustule that is the EU referendum

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‘Shameful’ Collateral Murder footage shows Apache helicopter mowing down 11 civilians – including two Reuters journalists – in Baghdad

US prosecutors have failed to include one of WikiLeaks’ most shocking video revelations in the indictment against Julian Assange, a move that has brought accusations the US doesn’t want its “war crimes” exposed in public.

Assange, an Australian citizen, is remanded and in ill health in London’s Belmarsh prison while the US tries to extradite him to face 18 charges – 17 under its Espionage Act – for conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified information.

Related: Assange misses court hearing amid calls in Australia for his release

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Former Reuters journalist Dean Yates was in charge of the bureau in Baghdad when his Iraqi colleagues Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh were killed. A WikiLeaks video called Collateral Murder later revealed details of their death

For all the countless words from the United States military about its killing of the Iraqi Reuters journalists Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh, their colleague Dean Yates has two of his own: “All lies.”

The former Reuters Baghdad bureau chief has also inked some on his arm – a permanent declaration of how those lies “fucked me up”, while he blamed first Namir – unfairly – and then himself for the killings.

Related: Press freedom is at risk if we allow Julian Assange's extradition | Roy Greenslade

Related: 'As I watch the footage, anger calcifies in my heart'

How shameful it is to the military – they know that there’s potential war crimes on that tape

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WikiLeaks founder ‘too ill’ to attend extradition hearing in London via videolink

A coalition of Australian MPs, human rights advocates and journalists have called on their country’s government to intervene in the case of Julian Assange, who was said to be too ill to attend the latest court hearing of his extradition case.

The imprisoned WikiLeaks founder was unable to attend via video link because of ill-health and advice from his doctors, according to his partner Stella Moris.

(June 1, 2010) 

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District Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused Assange’s release from Belmarsh Prison in London believing he still poses a flight risk

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s application for bail to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus has been denied by a British judge.

Assange was denied bail after arguing that his release from a UK prison would mitigate his “high risk” of catching coronavirus.

Related: Julian Assange's lawyers: US files were leaked for political ends

Related: Julian Assange was 'handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked'

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Ex-army analyst, held for refusing to testify to grand jury over WikiLeaks, attempted suicide this week, legal team said

A federal judge has ordered that Chelsea Manning be released from jail in Virginia.

Related: Chelsea Manning hospitalized after suicide attempt, legal team say

In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or emailjo@samaritans.org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org

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Legal team say treaty prevents extradition of WikiLeaks founder for political offences

Julian Assange’s legal team has rejected a suggestion by lawyers for US authorities that his actions were not “political offences”, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder had published classified documents to highlight human rights abuses.

On the fourth day of Assange’s extradition hearing in London, before proceedings were adjourned until May, his barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, said the motives for publishing confidential information about Guantánamo Bay and the actions of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan were political.

(June 1, 2010) 

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Earlier, WikiLeaks founder likened to Alfred Dreyfus as QC argued that extradition for political reasons is prohibited

Julian Assange’s extradition case is to hear an application on Thursday for him to leave a dock surrounded by bulletproof glass and sit with his lawyers after he complained of being as much a participant in the proceedings as “watching Wimbledon”.

The WikiLeaks founder, who is fighting extradition to the US, told a judge at Woolwich crown court that he was unable to participate in the case, meaningfully communicate with his lawyers or talk to them with them with any confidentiality, adding that there were “unnamed embassy officials” from the US in the courtroom.

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WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers complain of interference after first day of extradition hearing

Julian Assange was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had his case files confiscated after the first day of his extradition hearing, according to his lawyers, who complained of interference in his ability to take part.

Their appeal to the judge overseeing the trial at Woolwich crown court in south-east London was also supported by legal counsel for the US government, who said it was essential the WikiLeaks founder be given a fair trial.

Related: Amid the din, Julian Assange struggles to hear case against him

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WikiLeaks founder’s life is at risk if he is extradited to US, judge in London hears

Donald Trump’s administration is targeting Julian Assange as “an enemy of the America who must be brought down” and his very life could be at risk if he is sent to face trial in the US, the first day of the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition hearing has been told.

Lawyers for Assange intend to call as a witness a former employee of a Spanish security company who says surveillance was carried out for the US on Assange while he was at Ecuador’s London embassy and that conversations had turned to potentially kidnapping or poisoning him.

Related: Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him

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US lawyers to give opening arguments for deporting WikiLeaks founder to face charges of espionage

Julian Assange is set to face off with the US government when his extradition hearing begins on Monday.

A judge at Woolwich crown court in south-east London is due to begin hearing arguments from lawyers for US authorities, who want to try the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.

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US ‘hypocritical’ to seek Wikileaks founder’s extradition but not send Anne Sacoolas back to UK for trial over son’s death

The family of Harry Dunn has called for Julian Assange not to be extradited as long as the United States refuses to send the suspect in the teenager’s death back to Britain.

The family has have accused the US government of “demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy” in seeking the Wikileaks founder’s extradition but rejecting a request for Anne Sacoolas to return to Britain.

Related: Protesters gather on eve of Julian Assange extradition hearing

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Hundreds of Julian Assange’s supporters from across Europe gathered in London on Saturday to demand that the WikiLeaks founder be released from detention and spared extradition to the US.

Italians and Germans were among those showing their support for the 48-year-old before his extradition hearing opens at Woolwich crown court on 24 February. Assange’s father John Shipton addressed the crowd in Parliament Square. The protesters brandished banners with slogans such as “Journalism is not a crime”.

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