Julian Assange extradition hearing paused over fears lawyer exposed to coronavirus

The London listening to on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange‘s extradition from Britain to the United States was suspended Thursday because one of the lawyers may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ordered the proceedings adjourned until Monday while a lawyer representing the U.S. government is tested for the virus.

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Assange is preventing American prosecutors’ try to get the British govt to ship him to the U.S. to face trial on spying fees.

U.S. prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and laptop misuse fees over WikiLeaks’ e-newsletter of secret U.S. army paperwork a decade in the past. The fees raise a most sentence of 175 years in jail.

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Assange’s legal professionals say the prosecution is a politically motivated abuse of energy that may stifle press freedom and put newshounds all over the world in peril.

The listening to began Monday at London’s Previous Bailey legal court docket and is scheduled to remaining a couple of month.




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