extradition

UN torture expert on Julian Assange’s persecution and the lies behind it

As a UK judge rejects Julian Assange’s extradition but keeps him caged in Belmarsh prison, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer discusses Assange’s persecution and the lies used to wage it. A UK judge has rejected a US attempt to extradite Julian Assange, citing the Wikileaks founder’s risk of suicide and the poor conditions of US prisons. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the basis for the US government’s espionage case against Assange and ruled against releasing him on bail. […]

Journalists, Activists Condemn UK Decision to Keep Assange Locked Up without Charge

“To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured” -- Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders
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La justice britannique refuse l’extradition de Julian Assange vers les États-Unis

La décision est tombée lundi matin. La justice britannique refuse l’extradition de Julian Assange vers les États-Unis. Le combat judiciaire du fondateur de Wikileaks n’est pas pour autant terminé. Les autorités américaines ont notifié le tribunal de leur intention de faire appel de la décision rendue par la juge Vanessa Baraitser. Si cette dernière a […]