For the first time in six months, WikiLeaks whistleblower founder Julian Assange is appearing in a London court. Assange, 50, appeared via video link from the Belmarsh High Security Prison in the southeast of the British capital, where he spent more than two years in prison.
At the center of the hearing on Wednesday was an appeal filed by the United States against the rejection of a US request to extradite Julian Assange. US court wants to prosecute Assange in US for espionage A judge in London rejected his deportation request. The U.S. Attorney’s Office appealed the dismissal. The purpose of the appeal procedure, which has already been partially agreed upon, will now be decided.
“Obviously, the US government should drop the fees. Assange’s partner Stella Morris told Britain’s PA news agency that the Biden administration could not protect press freedom while pursuing the case. Christian Mihr, secretary of the Reporters Without Borders organization, said: “Ultimately, it also determines the credibility of the United States.”
Dozens of Australian sympathizers gathered outside a London court chanting slogans such as “Free Julian Assange” demanding his release.
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