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USA vs Julian Assange extradition hearing Part 1 - 24-28Feb 2020

Document the hearing here !!

See also : Tactics and actions An evolving non-exhaustive list of the many actions that are happening, will happen against the US extradition, in defense of freedom of the press, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Protests, vigils, exhibitions..

Where does the hearing take place ?

Woolwich Crown Court/Belmarsh Magistrate’s Court, which is adjacent to HMP Belmarsh (See travel advice)

Case overview and Essential background

Case overview and briefing by the defense team

For case overview, FAQs, recommended readings, essential background, see also USA vs Julian Assange extradition hearing by Defend WikiLeaks

Essential Background

Press conference (19 February 2020) at London’s Foreign Press Association with Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson, Kristinn Hrafnsson (editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks), and Australian Members of Parliament George Chirstensen and Andrew Wilkie

Kristinn Hrafnsson address to the Australian Press Association (7 December 2019)

Essential Articles and Readings

The Hearing

Harassment and interference

WikiLeaks Twitter account LOCKED ahead of Assange extradition hearing

WikiLeaks demands answers as Twitter account LOCKED ahead of Assange extradition hearing https://www.rt.com/news/481049-wikileaks-locked-twitter-extradition-assange/

Defence Opening

Here is the full text of the Defence team's opening statement in court:

ja_defence_opening.pdf

Prosecution "skeleton" argument

Day 1 - 24th Feb

Summary of day 1 proceedings

Press reports

Attending Assange trial day 1, Tim Dawson, National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/attending-the-assange-trial-day-one/

Day 2 - 25th Feb

Press reports

Attending Assange trial day 2, Tim Dawson, National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/attending-the-assange-trial-day-two/

Day 3 - 26th Feb

Yet another implacably brilliant report by Craig Murray

Press reports

Assange court report day 3 Morning, Bridges for Media Freedom https://assangecourt.report/day-3-morning-en/

Day 4 - 27th Feb

Assange denied request to sit next to his lawyers as first phase of extradition hearing ends - L.A. Times - 2020/02/27

End of the hearing session around 15h00. (no hearing on Friday 28th)

Day 5 - 28th Feb

No hearing. next session: May 18th (for up to 3 weeks)

(Until then some technical, “case management” hearings in March and April)

Other Press coverage

(En)

Julian Assange is the defendant, journalism is under trial - S. Maurizzi (Fatto Quotidiano) - 2020/03/02

(Fr)

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