Apr 082018
 
2018-04-09  Punishment of Julian Assange is political, not legal   Daily MIrror, UK

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Punishment-of-Julian-Assange-is-political-not-legal-148445.html Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno     Recent reports that the Ecuadoran government has blocked internet / phone access and disallowed visitors to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London for five and a half years – point to the latest in a series of moves […]

Feb 252018
 

 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43179279# Ecuador says the country’s latest efforts to negotiate the departure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy have failed. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the UK was unwilling to take part in talks about his release. A UK Foreign Office spokesman said Mr Assange should “leave the embassy to face justice”. […]

Feb 122018
 
2018-02-11  Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show,  The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/11/sweden-tried-to-drop-assange-extradition-in-2013-cps-emails-show    UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts from dropping the charges, exchange shows Owen Bowcott and Ewen MacAskill Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Swedish prosecutors attempted to drop extradition proceedings against Julian Assange as early as 2013, according to a confidential exchange of emails […]

Feb 072018
 

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/02/06/uk-arrest-warrant-for-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-upheld.html By Jill Lawless  The Associated PressGregory Katz LONDON—A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving him still a wanted man in the country where he has spent more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy. Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected a call from Assange’s lawyers for the […]

Feb 052018
 
2018-02-05   Lauri Love ruling 'sets precedent' for trying hacking suspects in UK,  The Guardian

– – –  Unusual for the UK Establishment to rule against the US Establishment.  Are the times a-changin’?   https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/feb/05/hacking-suspect-lauri-love-wins-appeal-against-extradition-to-us By  Owen Bowcott,  Legal affairs correspondent.   Extradition. Rights groups and lawyers for 33-year-old welcome landmark judgment against extradition to US  0:39 A high court ruling blocking extradition to the US of Lauri Love, a student […]

Jan 102018
 
2018-01-09  Julian Assange: Ecuador seeks mediator,  then Jan 19th, grants citizenship to Assange

The Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Julian Assange has been staying since 2012 [Photo/Peter Nicholls/Reuters] Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” that has created “more than a nuisance” for his government. Earlier this month, Ecuador announced it had granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to […]

Dec 212017
 
2017-12-19   Green candidate Jill Stein asked to hand over documents in Russia investigation, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/19/jill-stein-trump-russia-investigation-documents Stein says she’s cooperating with investigation into Russian interference 2016 presidential hopeful attended 2015 dinner with Putin sponsored by RT Jill Stein ran against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the candidate of the Green party and received about 1% of the vote. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents […]

Aug 302017
 

Ron Paul is an American author, physician, and former politician (wikipedia).   He spoke at a conference of activists I attended in Washington some years ago.  He is a good man! https://www.fitsnews.com/2017/08/28/ron-paul-will-the-government-declare-war-on-wikileaks/ By RON PAUL The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 and it contains a chilling attack on the […]

Aug 192017
 
2017-08-17   Rohrabacher on meeting with WikiLeaks’ Assange: We talked about ‘what might be necessary to get him out’,  L.A. Times

by  Christine Mai-Duc  http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-state-panel-lifts-contribution-limit-to-1502997076-htmlstory.html Julian Assange in 2016 (Carl Court / Getty Images) Far-right blogger and provocateur Chuck C. Johnson said on Thursday that he helped arrange a highly unusual meeting between Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week. Rohrabacher said in a statement that he plans to bring information to President Trump […]

Jun 242017
 

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2438788&CategoryId=14089 MONTEVIDEO – The situation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last five years holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, represents a historic injustice, Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa told EFE on Friday.“It’s one of the great disgraces, injustices, and abuses in recent history,” Correa, who left office last month […]