WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is anticipated to seem at a hearing in a London court docket through video hyperlink as he continues his battle towards extradition to america.

The 47-year-old Assange is at present in Belmarsh Jail on the outskirts of London serving a 50-week sentence for leaping bail in Britain.

He was too in poor health to seem at a latest hearing however is anticipated Friday to seem at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket through video hyperlink.

U.S. officers have made clear their intention to prosecute Assange beneath the Espionage Act, blaming him for steering WikiLeaks’ publication of an enormous trove of secret paperwork that disclosed the names of people that offered confidential data to American and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Assange asserts that he’s a journalist with First Modification protections.

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