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It serves as document base to empower everyone to get informed and take concrete actions against the extradition and prosecution of Julian Assange.
Last April the US submitted a request to the UK to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is charged with 17 Espionage Act offenses, and 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer crime (for allegedly attempting to protect a source’s anonymity). For his outstanding journalistic work, he risks a possible 175 years prison sentence… We must not let this happen!
The extradition hearing started in London on 24th February 2020, until the 28th (It will then resume for three weeks on May 18th 2020)
Go to USA vs Julian Assange extradition hearing Part 1 24-28 Feb, the page dedicated to documenting the first part of the extradition hearing, day by day, with relevant links, images, and other useful information!
Upcoming/ongoing actions against the extradition (protests,etc) can also be documented on the page Tactics and actions
Julian Assange faces extradition to the US, where he risks 175 year in prison for charges based on the US espionage act for his journalistic activities publishing truthful information - exposing war crimes, lies and corruption. He is detained in isolation in the Belmarsh high-security prison in London, since April 11th 2019.
Assange's case is emblematic for the methods used against him and his character, along with the multiple violations of international law. It is also dramatic for the precedent his extradition and jailing in the US would set for everyone involved into journalistic and truth-seeking activities.
The political and judicial persecution of Assange is part of a wider picture where the actions of many courageous hackers, whistleblowers, journalists and activists are being brutally repressed by violent forces attempting to assert their power.
Everyone is invited to take part in enriching this wiki as a document base to empower everyone to get informed and take concrete actions against the extradition of Julian Assange.
As outlined by Gavin MacFadyen, Assange's friend and mentor, journalists should take risks to expose lies and challenge power. This wiki is dedicated to his loving memory <3
Below is an evolving map of the topics described here on Challenge Power, upon which you can help elaborate