Mélenchon: Assange French citizenship

Brussels 19.06.2022 Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of France’s left coalition NUPES: “If I’m Prime Minister on Monday, Julian will be a naturalised French citizen and we will ask for him to be sent to us. Mr. Assange should be decorated for his services to the French people.” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of France's left coalition NUPES: "If…

Assange at edge of extradition

Brussels 18.06.2022 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradition to the U.S. has been approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. Mr Assange has 14 days to appeal over the decision, the Home Office confirmed. BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence…

Epilogue: human rights 1948-2021

Brussels 11.12.2021 Brussels 11.12.2021 On 10 December, every year, we mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year’s theme “Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights” is particularly important as the pandemic and its socio-economic consequences have a growing negative impact on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, including…

Wikileaks Assange closer to extradition

Brussels 10.12.2021 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared to be a step closer to facing criminal charges in the United States for one of the major leaks of classified information after Washington won an appeal over his extradition in an English court. BREAKING: High Court decision “Grave miscarriage of justice,” says Julian Assange’s fiancée, as a…

Assange marriage at Belmarsh prison

Brussels 12.11.2021 Julian Assange has been granted permission to marry his long term partner Stella Moris in Belmarsh prison, the BBC has been told. The Wikileaks founder and Moris have two young children together. Their love story flourished in Ecuador Embassy. The prison service said Assange’s application was “considered in the usual way by the…

Assange detention degrades UK press freedom

The UK has dropped two places to 35th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF’s) 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published today. Although the UK government played a key role in promoting media freedom globally, its efforts were undermined by domestic developments, including the murder of Lyra McKee and active threats to the…

Assange court hearing in 2020

The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (47) should be handed to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a London court ruled.Assange faces 18 counts in the U.S. including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could…

UK Javid singed Assange extradition to US

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid  informed press about his signature of an extradition order to send WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (47) to the United States. https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1138518762234056704Javid  explained that the decision on Assange’s extradition would be made on June 14 in a court, however an appeal from the part of the defendant is expected. https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1139096031277174784Assange faces…

UN: Assange “tortured psychologically”

Julian Assange has suffered “prolonged exposure to psychological torture“, the UN’s torture expert Nils Melzer said. “Collective persecution of Julian #Assange must end now. My most urgent concern is that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights,"- Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur…

Manning denied release on bail

Former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning will remain in prison after a federal appeals court denied her request to be released on bail, and upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to give evidence before grand jury. Chelsea Manning is a political prisoner – held in prison to…