USA + UK vs. Assange: UK Extradition Hearing S01E01 (24 - 28th Febuary 2020)

S01E01 - The Empire Strikes Back

This page is dedicated to the first part of the hearing. Read about the second part of the hearing here.

Part 1: 24 - 28 Feb 2020


Document the hearing here !!

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

Woolwich Crown Court, which is adjacent to HMP Belmarsh (How to get there)

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

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)

WikiLeaks Twitter account LOCKED ahead of Assange extradition hearing

WikiLeaks demands answers as Twitter account LOCKED ahead of Assange extradition hearing

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


Press reports

Press reports

Press reports

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

No hearing. Next session: May 18th (for up to 3 weeks). Postponed to September 2020 due to lockdown.

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

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