extradition

Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers

Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the “crime” of trying…

U.S. to Pursue Extradition of Julian Assange as Press Freedom Groups Warn of Dangerous Precedent

The State Department said Tuesday the U.S. will continue to push for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain. Last month, a U.K. judge blocked Assange’s extradition, citing serious mental health concerns. Assange was indicted for violations of…

Julian Assange: “Behind the sentence, there has been great social pressure,” according to Fidel Narváez.

“We must celebrate the sentence … but with great caution,”. In this interview, Fidel Narvaez, former consul of Ecuador in London tells us about the resolution that denies the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. “Behind the sentence,…

Assange’s sentence: live broadcast on January 4

January 4 marks the end of the extradition hearings for Julian Assange in England. He is accused of having published US military documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, revealing to the whole world the reality of how the…

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

As Julian Assange fights US extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament and diplomats, have today denounced the illegality of the…

Germany’s Green Party calls for end of extraditions to Hong Kong

In light of a controversial security law, Germany’s Green Party has called on the government to end an extradition agreement with Hong Kong. There is “good reason” Germany has no such deal with China, a lawmaker said. A member of…

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins 24/2. Yesterday’s London demo for his release

Thousands went to the streets to demand Julian Assange’s release. Speakers at the event included Yanis Varoufakis, Julians‘a father John Shipton, Pink Floyd’s Roger Walters and fashion designer Vivien Westwood. The demo was also attended by people from several European…

Assange in Court

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get…

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy With Deeper Dangers

“This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the U.S.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian…