Assange Extradition Hearing 2020

September 30, 2020 Pre-Hearing Day 17 from journalist @jlpassarelli: “Day 17 of the #AssangeHearing, with three days left, open justice has not been done in these proceedings. The Judge blocked 40 political and NGO observers (including @amensty & @RSF_inter) from monitoring the most important #FreeSpeech trial of the century.” AndContinue Reading

September 29, 2020 Pre-Hearing Nothing unusual to report except that human rights groups and NGOs are still being denied entry to the hearing. The latest from @jlpassarelli, “Day 16 of the #AssangeCase proceedings. By this stage it is very likely that the 40 political observers that the judge arbitrarily bannedContinue Reading

September 28, 2020 Pre-Hearing Nothing unusual to report except that human rights groups and NGOs are still being denied entry to the hearing. From @jlpassarelli, “September 28th, day 15 of the #AssangeCase extradition proceedings. 40 political and #FreeSpeech advocate observers including @RSF_inter and @amnesty are still banned from observing theContinue Reading

September 25, 2020 Pre-Hearing Okay, so remember Juan’s tweet yesterday about how Assange’s attorney had to put his ear up to the glass box that the court is holding Assange in like a terrorist in order to hear his own client, and I was all “this is peak insanity but…howContinue Reading

September 24, 2020 Pre-Hearing Nothing unusual to report before the hearing today but I will throw this into the mix early on: 5 minute break. The camera pans to Julian who seems to be instructing Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has to put his ear to the glass in order to hear #Assange.Continue Reading

September 23, 2020 Pre-Hearing Nothing unusual to report before the hearing today. Just my daily reminder that Belmarsh prison puts Assange through a five-hour ordeal every day just to take him to court which includes being handcuffed, strip-searched, and a three-hour round-trip transport. I’m wondering how many journalists and publishersContinue Reading

Pre-Hearing I noticed that journalist Juan Passarelli created his own daily reminder for his followers so I’m going to start adding it to mine because it’s an important message about the court’s determination to keep this hearing under wraps and sometimes they’re pretty funny: “Day 11 at #AssangeCase hearing. 40Continue Reading

September 21, 2020 Pre-Hearing No pre-hearing news today just my daily reminder: The media is still being shafted by the court in covering Assange’s hearing and every day Belmarsh prison puts Assange through a five-hour ordeal just to take him to court which includes being handcuffed, strip-searched, and a three-hourContinue Reading

September 18, 2020 Pre-Hearing Hoo boy, it was a busy day today. So first, on the media front. Not only are at least forty human rights organizations and NGOs being shut out of the hearing, the other day the prosecution complained that Italian investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi was tweeting aboutContinue Reading