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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.

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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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Shadow chancellor compares US extradition case to 19th-century treason trial

The US attempt to extradite Julian Assange is the “the Dreyfus case of our age”, John McDonnell has said, as Europe’s human rights watchdog added her voice to opposition to the move.

The shadow chancellor paid a two-hour visit to see Assange in Belmarsh prison in London on Thursday and said Britain’s standing in the world would be severely damaged if the extradition went ahead

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  • WikiLeaks published emails damaging to Hillary Clinton in 2016
  • Ex-congressman denies being middleman for US president

Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told.

The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange’s legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US, where he faces charges for publishing hacked documents. The allegation was denied by the former Republican congressman named by the Assange legal team as a key witness.

Related: Julian Assange: Australian MPs call on UK to block US extradition

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  • Incarceration is form of ‘punitive sanction’, says lawyer
  • Manning in jail after refusing to testify before grand jury

Lawyers acting for Chelsea Manning, the former US army intelligence analyst who leaked hundreds of thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, have renewed efforts to secure her release after almost a year of incarceration.

The former soldier’s attorney, Moira Meltzer-Cohen, has lodged a motion with a federal court in the eastern district of Virginia calling for her to be set free more than 11 months after she was detained.

Related: Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack'

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Politicians from WikiLeaks founder’s home country have flown to UK to visit him in jail

Boris Johnson should block attempts to extradite Julian Assange to the US, say two Australian MPs who visited the Wikileaks founder in prison, describing him afterwards as “a man under enormous pressure” and whose health and mental health had deteriorated.

George Christensen, a Liberal National MP for the ruling party in Australia told a press conference outside the gates of Belmarsh prison that he knew of information, which would come to light during the start of the extradition hearing next week, that would make people in Australia “sit up and worry”.

Related: US efforts to extradite Julian Assange akin to rendition, WikiLeaks editor says

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European assembly says WikiLeaks founder’s detention ‘sets dangerous precedent’

Julian Assange’s detention “sets a dangerous precedent for journalists”, according to politicians from the Council of Europe’s parliamentary arm, who voted on Tuesday to oppose the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US.

The words of support for Assange and implicit criticism of the UK government will be contained in a final report produced by the Labour peer Lord Foulkes for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which focuses on upholding human rights across the continent.

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Ex-army intelligence analyst jailed over refusal to testify against WikiLeaks reportedly subjected to ‘severe measures of coercion’

A top United Nations official has accused the US government of using torture against Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst currently jailed in the US over her refusal to testify against WikiLeaks.

Related: Iraq riots expose an America that's weaker and with fewer options

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Allegations a security firm at Ecuadorian embassy gave footage to CIA come as 100 doctors urge Australia to protect him

Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the US could last years, and his argument could hinge on reports he has been illegally spied upon and his sensitive information given to the CIA.

Meanwhile, more than 100 doctors from across the world have written to the Australian government, urging it to act and “protect the life of its citizen”, in a letter to be delivered to the foreign affairs minister on Tuesday, amid warnings Assange’s health continues to deteriorate.

Related: US efforts to extradite Julian Assange akin to rendition, WikiLeaks editor says

Related: Lawyers complain about lack of access to Julian Assange in jail

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Kristinn Hrafnsson argues case sets ‘dangerous precedent’ for press freedom internationally

The planned extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange by the United States is a “new form of forced rendition” and a “dangerous precedent” for press freedom, according to the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson.

Ahead of a private briefing for Australian parliamentarians on Tuesday afternoon, Harfnsson, an Icelandic-based investigative journalist, told the National Press Club in Canberra the “forced rendition” of Assange was not occurring “with a sack over the head and an orange jumpsuit but with the enabling of the UK legal system and with the apparent support of the Australian government”.

Related: Julian Assange's health is so bad he 'could die in prison', say 60 doctors

Related: Julian Assange extradition judge refuses request for delay

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