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Liveblog: Julian Assange in jeopardy

Julian Assange’s has been arrested and faces extradition charges to the United States; see here for ongoing legal, political and other developments

DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks dismissed in major free press victory

In a historic win for WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief Julian Assange a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over WikiLeaks’ publication of DNC documents in 2016. The case sets an important precedent for freedom of the press.

UN Rapporteur on Torture’s Letters to UK, Ecuador, US and Sweden

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer visited Julian Assange at HMP Belmarsh on 9 May 2019, and has written letters to the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Ecuador and Sweden to express that he is “gravely concerned” about Assange’s treatment and to urge the latter three governments to ensure Assange is not extradited to the United States.

Update: Matt DeHart’s release and conditions

Matt is in a transitional program with a scheduled release date to Leann and Paul’s home on October 3rd, 2019. In some ways the hardest part of his ordeal is yet to come.

We Are Millions: #FreeAssange

Courage announces We Are Millions, a massive photo campaign to demonstrate global support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange as he fights extradition to the United States, where he would face unprecedented prosecution

Julian Assange receives 4th Annual DANNY Award for Journalism

The DANNY is “awarded annually to an individual who best emulates [Daniel] Schechter’s practice of combining excellent journalism with social advocacy and activism.”

Julian Assange extradition hearing recap

At Julian Assange’s extradition hearing today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, which Assange attended via videolink from HMP Belmarsh, the full substantive proceedings were scheduled for five days in February 2020.