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THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Almost a year in prison – a verdict was passed to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange court of London. Today should begin the discussion of the question of his extradition to the U.S., reports the correspondent of “MIR 24” Dmitry Barbash.
Journalists vainly snapping camera shutters. The world’s main whistleblower securely hide tinted Windows of the van.
“Shame, UK! You are the supporters of American imperialism!” – shouted gathered at the entrance.
However, in the international workers ‘ Day voice of the streets were not heard. The founder of WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 50 weeks imprisonment because he violated the terms of bail and in 2012 he entered the Embassy of Ecuador. But the lawyers sure that their ward had a good reason.
“I urge everyone not to rush and read the materials that will be made public. And come to their own conclusion about the evidence and the reasonableness of his decision to take refuge in the Embassy,” says Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson.
The portal WikiLeaks, Assange founded in 2006, which has published political dirt. Hundreds of thousands of pages. In particular, the us military shooting civilians in Baghdad and secret documents about US actions in Iran and Afghanistan. In the United States immediately began an investigation. And in Sweden accused of rape. In 2010, Assange fled from Stockholm to London. And asked for asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador. There he lived, leaving only on the balcony until 11 April 2019. By this time in Sweden the case is already closed, not in the United States.
“We now have a provisional request for extradition from the United States. Now we have a strong focus on fighting this. And this fight starts tomorrow,” said the lawyer.
To fight for Assange and his willing supporters. By the end of the meeting the number at the courthouse increased considerably. Moreover, the investigation against WikiLeaks founder American authorities are under the espionage act of 1917, which provides, inter alia, the maximum penalty of the death penalty.