This thread will be for facts and updates about Multi-Award Winning Journalist Julian Assange.
Julian Assange is a Multi-Award Winning Journalists facing up to 175 years in prison for publishing information in the interest of the public.
If Julian Assange is Extradited to the US and charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 it will set a dangerous precedent for journalists around the world. Currently the plan (according to leaked documents) is to use process to punish him for years/decades, even if they have not convicted him of anything. This plan continues.
The 18 charges against Assange, filed in Virginia last year, are:
Count 1: Conspiracy to receive national defense information
Counts 2-4: Obtaining National Defense Information
Counts 5-8: Obtaining National Defense Information
Counts 9-11: Disclosure of National Defense Information
Counts 12-14: Disclosure of National Defense Information
Counts 15-17: Disclosure of National Defense Information
Count 18: Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion (Hacking)
Julian Assange is currently in Belmarsh Prison because he was put on remand by UK Westminster Court on 11 of October, 2019 to await a decision on whether or not he should be extradited to the US.
His extradition case is postponed and his hearings will resume on the 7th of September, 2020.
‘It’s going to take some negotiation to find a Crown Court that is open in September, in the current climate, and willing and available to take this hearing,’ judge Baraitser said in Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
His hearings may resume outside of London.