Wikileaks - Julian Assange Discussion

neonix

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I don't know where to post it, let's say it's an off topic.
Mental And Physical Damage From Solitary Confinement Can Last For Years
By: Elizabeth Palermo
Published: June 16, 2015 07:09am ET on LiveScience.

PS:
U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016,
I think that Wikileaks shouldn't reveal its information sources.
 
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angelburst29

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Assange was moved from solitary confinement in the medical wing to a different part of the prison with 40 other inmates.

Jailed Wikileaks founder Assange no longer in solitary, health improving :clap:
Jailed Wikileaks founder Assange no longer in solitary, health improving

February 18, 2020 - Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being kept in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told reporters on Tuesday.

His supporters had expressed concern about the state of his health after he appeared confused during a court hearing in October, struggling to recall his age and name and saying he was unable to think properly.

“I saw him about 10 days ago — he has improved thanks to the pressure from his legal team, the general public, and amazingly, actually from other inmates in Belmarsh Prison to get him out of isolation,” Hrafnsson said ahead of an extradition hearing that starts next week.

Earlier, a group of doctors representing 117 physicians and psychologists from 18 nations called in a letter for an end to what they described as “the psychological torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange.”

His father, John Shipton, said Assange’s long confinement indoors had damaged his health and feared that sending his son to the US would be akin to a “death sentence.” “His situation is dire, he has had nine years of ceaseless psychological torture where false accusations are constantly being made,” he told reporters.
 

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angelburst29

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Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange be released.

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march
Singer Roger Waters speaks during a protest against the extradition of Julian Assange, at the Parliament Square in London, Britain, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Waving placards declaring “Journalism is not a crime” and “The truth will set you free”, the protesters on Saturday marched from Australia House to Parliament Square where they were addressed by Assange’s father, John Shipton.

Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers U.S. extradition bid
Almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret U.S. documents, a London court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States.
 

angelburst29

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It's worth a try?

Julian Assange's lawyers to apply for bail, citing virus risk
A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange posts a sign on the Woolwich Crown Court fence, ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, Britain February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Julian Assange's lawyers will apply for his release on bail because of the risk of contracting coronavirus while in prison, Wikileaks said on Monday.

“On Wednesday, 25th of March, Julian Assange’s lawyers will make a bail application at Westminster Magistrates Court,”
Wikileaks said in a statement. (No other information available.)
 

neonix

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John Shipton, Assange’s father, speaks with RT Documentary in EXCLUSIVE interview
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRCw9NKx_QU
Julian Assange has never been anti-American, says John Shipton, father of WikiLeaks’ founder. In an interview with RTD, Shipton offers a look at Assange’s political views and formative years in an underground hacking community. He then goes on to explain where the idea behind WikiLeaks came from and how creating the whistleblowing site led to bombshell revelations. Julian’s father also weighs in on the Swedish rape allegations that trapped the journalist in the Ecuadorian Embassy for almost eight years, as well as claims that he had Russia ties. Julian Assange has never been anti-American, says John Shipton, father of WikiLeaks’ founder. In an interview with RTD, Shipton offers a look at Assange’s political views and formative years in an underground hacking community. He then goes on to explain where the idea behind WikiLeaks came from and how creating the whistleblowing site led to bombshell revelations. Julian’s father also weighs in on the Swedish rape allegations that trapped the journalist in the Ecuadorian Embassy for almost eight years, as well as claims that he had Russia ties.
John Shipton talks about son Julian Assange (18Feb20)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=beIs7JEdRlE
 

angelburst29

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Well, I didn't see this coming ...

WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange fathered two children inside the Ecuadorian embassy with lawyer, 37, who fell in love with him while helping his fight against extradition to the US (Photos)
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange fathered two children inside the Ecuadorian embassy with lawyer, 37, who fell in love with him while helping his fight against extradition to the US

April 11, 2020 - Julian Assange secretly fathered two sons while holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Pictured: The WikiLeaks founder with first son Gabriel

Gabriel, aged two, and his one-year-old brother Max were conceived while their father was hiding out to avoid extradition to America, where he faces espionage charges over the leaking of thousands of classified US intelligence documents.

Assange fathered two children while holed up in embassy, lawyer says
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, the lawyer told a British newspaper on Sunday.
 

neonix

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WikiLeaks – public enemy Julian Assange | DW Documentary
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgw6FoFPhjo
The Wikileaks revelations shocked the world, and co-founder Julian Assange shot to fame. WikiLeaks exposed U.S. army war crimes, the secret emails of top international politicians and controversial secret service surveillance methods. Assange’s relentless pursuit of total transparency has changed the face of journalism and given rise to much imitation, as well as fierce criticism. But it seems the spell has broken. After spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange is now in a cell at Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London. In many ways, he is being treated as a terrorist. His health has suffered. The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has even referred to a "murderous system” designed to make an example of Assange. Assange took on a very powerful opponent. The U.S.A. is pressing charges for obtaining and disclosing classified information. Now, the extradition hearing is about to begin in London. If Assange is extradited from England to the U.S.A., he faces up to 175 years in jail for espionage. Experts are expecting one of the most significant trials of its kind to date. "WikiLeaks - Public Enemy Julian Assange” is a detailed depiction of the rise and fall of Julian Assange. The film reveals some personal glimpses into different aspects of the story: meetings with Assange’s worried father, talks with high-ranking U.S. officials, an exclusive interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden. And every time the key question re-emerges: Is Julian Assange a journalist or a spy?
 

angelburst29

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Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will resume in September after being postponed from later this month because of the coronavirus outbreak, a London court said on Monday.

Assange's U.S. extradition case to resume in September, London court rules
May 4, 2020 - Last week, Judge Vanessa Baraitser said it would not be possible for it to recommence this month because of strict restrictions on gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19.

At a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday - which journalists listening to remotely were unable to follow live -
it was agreed that September would be the most convenient date for the hearings to resume, although an exact date and an appropriate venue was yet to be decided, a spokesman said.

Assange was not able to attend Monday’s hearing via medialink because his lawyers said he was not well enough to appear.
 

angelburst29

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The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal reveals explosive new details on the CIA spying and sabotage operation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Exposed: CIA used Sheldon Adelson's firm to spy on Julian Assange | The Grayzone
Max Blumenthal’s new exposé details how the US surveilled and targeted Assange inside Ecuador’s London embassy, all while working with Trump mega-donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s security team and a Spanish company that had initially been hired to protect the embassy. Drawing on court testimony and internal documents, Blumenthal reveals how the CIA sabotaged an asylum plan for Assange; installed software that allowed it to directly monitor him; and harassed and monitored Assange’s attorneys, friends, family, and journalist colleagues.

Guest: Max Blumenthal, Editor of The Grayzone and author of The Management of Savagery.

Max Blumenthal’s article: ‘The American friends’: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

Published on May 18, 2020 (42:37 min.)
 
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