Given the fact that the investigation overseen by Swedish prosecutors is viewed by many as a pretext to extradite Assange
to the US for the original case, Samuelson highlighted that the biggest legal trouble at the moment is that Assange
cannot leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London though he was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August 2012.
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's US extradition case is of 'great concern to all' and Australia should raise it with the United States, the lawyer for the Wikileaks founder said.Assange, 48, is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence in London for breaching bail conditions related to an extradition request from Sweden.
Justice Department has formally asked to extradite WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange
, to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S.
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has delivered to officials in the United Kingdom a formal extradition request for Julian Assange
, making further U.S.
The Westminster Magistrates Court in London held a brief hearing on Thursday at which it moved the US case to June 12.Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot referred to Assange
as "not very well", with the next hearing possibly taking place at the Belmarsh prison where he is serving a separate 50-week sentence for skipping bail."It may be more convenient for everyone if it's there," Arbuthnot said.
In fact, to repeat it, as so many people do, you would need to have been hiding under a rock for the past decade - or, amounting to much the same thing, been relying on the corporate media for your information about Assange
, including from supposedly liberal outlets such as the Guardian and the BBC.
'Grave' concerns have been raised about Julian Assange
after the Australian's dramatic weight loss in prison.
On May 13, Person said that prosecutors would reopen a preliminary investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Assange
, who is currently detained in the UK.
sought asylum in Ecuador's London embassy in 2012 after a British judge ordered his extradition to Sweden.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ecuadorian government will pass to Washington documents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
that are currently kept in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was residing from 2012 and until his arrest in April, according to El Pais newspaper.
"On account of Julian Assange
leaving the Ecuadorian embassy, the circumstances in this case have changed.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail and evading the law for seven years by taking refuge in London's Ecuadorean embassy saying he feared extradition to the United States.