Hearing Coverage

Julian Assange Extradition hearing: District Court Ruling

4 January 2021


Day 18: Hearing concludes, ruling to come January 4th 2021; Gareth Peirce – Embassy spying instilled “chilling effect” on legal defense

1 October 2020


Day 17, Part 2: Anonymous witnesses detail U.S.-directed spying of Julian Assange in the Embassy; UC Global agrees to send Embassy recordings to US intelligence

30 September 2020


Day 17, Part 1: Witnesses – UC Global spied on Assange’s conversations with lawyers; Patrick Cockburn, Ian Cobain, Guy Goodwin-Gill, Stefania Maurizi, Robert Boyle

30 September 2020


Day 16: Former warden – Assange would get “desolate and degrading” Special Administrative Measures; Lindsay Lewis – Assange will “almost certainly” be placed under SAMs

29 September 2020


Day 15: Assange would face solitary confinement and extreme restrictions if sent to US; Joel Sickler – Assange would get little to no health care

28 September 2020


Day 14: Judge admits political nature of Assange’s case; Jakob Augstein – Assange “feared for the safety of informants”; Patrick Eller debunks Manning/Assange “conspiracy”

25 September 2020


Day 13: Cryptome published unredacted cables first; Dr. Crosby – “very high risk” of suicide if Assange is extradited

24 September 2020


Day 12: Prosecution attacks Assange’s autism spectrum diagnosis

23 September 2020


Day 11: Psychiatrist – High risk of suicide if Assange is extradited

22 September 2020


Day 10: Christian Grothoff – WikiLeaks did not publish unredacted cables first; Cassandra Fairbanks: High-level plan to revoke Assange’s asylum

21 September 2020


Day 9: Nicky Hager – Assange’s redactions protected informants; Jennifer Robinson – Trump offered pardon for Assange in exchange for sources; Khaled el-Masri, kidnapped and tortured by the CIA

18 September 2020


Day 8: WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs exposed 15,000 civilian casualties; Carey Shenkman – “Highly politicized prosecution”

17 September 2020


Day 7: John Goetz – WikiLeaks docs confirm CIA torture & escaping accountability; Daniel Ellsberg – WikiLeaks did not cause harm

16 September 2020


Day 6: Eric Lewis – abusive conditions in US prison; Tom Durkin – Assange would not get a fair trial in US

15 September 2020


Day 5: Eric Lewis – Assange would face solitary confinement in US prison

14 September 2020


Day 4: Paused due to COVID19-like symptoms of member of the prosecution

10 September 2020


Day 3: Paul Rogers – politically motivated prosecution; Trevor Timm – protecting your sources

9 September 2020


Day 2: Clive Stafford-Smith – the importance of WikiLeaks material in their litigation; Mark Feldstein – historical context for WikiLeaks’ journalism

8 September 2020


Day 1: Assange’s Extradition Hearing Resumes: 7 September 2020

7 September 2020


Julian Assange Defence Skeleton Arguments