Sep 132019
 

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his “history of absconding”, a judge has ruled. He was due to be released on 22 September after serving his sentence for breaching bail conditions. But Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard there were “substantial grounds” for believing he would abscond […]

Sep 092019
 

Source: Xinhua Editor: yan   STOCKHOLM   Swedish prosecutors had interviewed two new witnesses over the summer as part of the ongoing investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said Monday in a statement. They had also re-interviewed five individuals who were interviewed in 2010, the statement said. “During the summer, we […]

Jun 142019
 

Recommend:  listen to the video at this link.   The transcript is provided if you prefer. https://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/14/ola_bini_ecuador_arrest_wikileaks_assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates’ court in London Friday, saying his life was “effectively at stake” if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage […]

Jun 052019
 
2019-06-04  Julian Assange Scores Legal Victory as Swedish Court Denies Detention Request,  CNN

This is a reasonably (?) balanced article, insofar as mainstream reporting goes. I inserted two comments to point out subtle distortions that I think are important.  Can I still say it’s “reasonably balanced”?! /Sandra Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of […]

May 302019
 

An important contribution to understanding the application of First Amendment rights (U.S.) in the Assange case.  With thanks to Andrew Napolitano and the Washington Times. – – – – – – – –  – – — Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is a regular contributor to The […]

May 282019
 

(NOTE: I try to use original articles, rather than someone’s interpretation.   Glenn Greenwald (associated with the revelations from Edward Snowden) co-founded The Intercept.  I couldn’t find an originating article there for  “Glenn Greenwald makes an important point”.   Greenwald is often quoted by other media;  Democracy Now, Amy Goodman, often seeks his viewpoint.  This time, […]

May 272019
 
2019-05-27  Tide of Public Opinion is Turning in Assange’s Favor,  Consortium News

(NOTE:  We started sharing info on Julian Assange, at least by 2010.   I listened to numbers of interviews/discussions with him, before drawing conclusions.   He was always insightful,  straight forward, advanced in his understanding, well worth the time.  That early material is posted if you wish to go back to it.   The people who make […]

May 242019
 
2019-05-23  ‘Frightening’: Charges Against Julian Assange Alarm Press Advocates, from NY Times

By Michael M. Grynbaum and Marc Tracy   Journalists and press freedom groups reacted with alarm on Thursday after the Trump administration announced new charges against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, for publishing classified information, in a case that legal experts say takes direct aim at previously sacrosanct protections for the news media. In indicting […]

May 222019
 
2019-05-21  (Pre-empt):  Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's computers, from AP

Protesters in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Monday. Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. | AP BOGOTA – With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle […]

May 022019
 
2019-05-01  Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson; brief video clip, good.  Plus teleSUR coverage.

The Globe&Mail posted the video clip by itself (it is  1 minute, 37 seconds). Nice!  you are spared the biased reporting in Canadian mainstream media that makes me gag – –  the Vancouver Sun, just one example. The video starts with the Editor of Wikileaks, then goes to lawyer Jennifter Robinson. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/video-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-sentenced-to-50-weeks-in-british-jail/ Please let me […]