2020-03-02 12:56:20

What’s at Stake in the Julian Assange Extradition Case Is Freedom of the Press

British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has suspended the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange until mid-May.

This comes after four days of intense deliberations last week between Assange’s legal team and attorneys representing the United States government.

Assange faces 18 charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.

Assange has been held in London’s Belmarsh prison since last April, when he was removed from the embassy by British police.

Democracy Now! speaks with Jennifer Robinson, a human rights attorney who has been advising Julian Assange and WikiLeaks since 2010.

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