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Trump associate ordered huge surveillance of Assange inside embassy, court told

Trump associate ordered huge surveillance of Assange inside embassy, court told

The anonymous witnesses claimed there was a plot to kidnap and poison Assange and detailed a widespread surveillance operation inside the Ecuadorian embassy.

  • by Latika Bourke

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Secret witnesses to testify about plot to 'kidnap or poison' Assange
Julian Assange

Secret witnesses to testify about plot to 'kidnap or poison' Assange

The London judge deciding on the Australian's extradition to the US has agreed to hear two Spanish witnesses in secret regarding an alleged plot reportedly linked to the CIA.

  • by Latika Bourke
Ai Weiwei holds silent protest outside Julian Assange's extradition hearing
Julian Assange

Ai Weiwei holds silent protest outside Julian Assange's extradition hearing

Before attending court, the Chinese artist posted a photograph of himself and his son both wearing Free Assange T-shirts.

  • by Latika Bourke
Julian Assange's extradition decision won't be made until after the US election
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Julian Assange's extradition decision won't be made until after the US election

The Trump administration wants Assange to be tried in the US on 18 spying charges over cables published by the Australian's WikiLeaks website a decade ago. 

  • by Latika Bourke
Assange could crochet and play bingo in supermax prison, US prosecutor claims
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Assange could crochet and play bingo in supermax prison, US prosecutor claims

Seena Fazel, a professor in forensic psychiatry at Oxford University, said that Assange is only "moderately depressed".

  • by Latika Bourke
Julian Assange's risk of suicide 'very high', psychiatrist tells court
Julian Assange

Julian Assange's risk of suicide 'very high', psychiatrist tells court

Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London said he had visited the Wikileaks founder in Belmarsh Prison about 20 times.

  • by Latika Bourke
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Assange's fiancee asks Scott Morrison to guarantee family's safety
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Assange's fiancee asks Scott Morrison to guarantee family's safety

Stella Moris wants to move to Australia with the Wikileaks founder and their two young children if he can beat the Trump administration's attempt to extradite him.

  • by Latika Bourke
Trump administration offered Assange pardon, Australian lawyer claims
Julian Assange

Trump administration offered Assange pardon, Australian lawyer claims

The Australian lawyer representing Julian Assange has told his extradition hearing the Trump Administration offered the Australian a pardon over the WikiLeaks publications.

  • by Latika Bourke
Julian Assange aimed for 'stringent redactions', extradition court hears
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Julian Assange aimed for 'stringent redactions', extradition court hears

US prosecutors have repeatedly argued that WikiLeaks publication of the documents in full disqualifies Assange's claim that he is a journalist.

  • by Latika Bourke
Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again
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Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again

Assange claimed that he never put informants lives at risk when he published hundreds of thousands of State Department documents.

  • by Latika Bourke
Assange defence questions why Obama didn't seek to prosecute him
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Assange defence questions why Obama didn't seek to prosecute him

Assange is facing 18 counts of violating the Espionage Act for encouraging former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to hack into defence systems.

  • by Latika Bourke