Will alleged CIA misbehavior set Julian Assange free?
A few days before Christmas, Julian Assange testified to a Spanish court that a Spanish security company, UC Global S.L., acting in coordination with the CIA, illegally recorded all his actions and conversations, including with his lawyers, and streamed them back in real time to the CIA.
In a brief court appearance yesterday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Assange and his lawyers protested the inadequate amount of time they were being afforded at Belmarsh Prison to plan their defense plan against United States prosecutors accusing him of publishing thousands of classified government documents.
Assange's lawyers have been seeking a delay of his extradition hearing, currently scheduled for late February, but so far these requests have been denied.
Assange May Walk Free Thanks To CIA Bumbling: Former NYT General Counsel https://t.co/KQu2YUBibt— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 14, 2020
Julian Assange appears in court as lawyers complain prison has blocked Wikileaks founder from seeing key evidence— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 13, 2020
'We have pushed Belmarsh in every way - it is a breach of a defendant's rights,' lawyer sayshttps://t.co/j6f5eK6a6f
New shots of Julian Assange who attended a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court today below.
The scene outside Westminster Magistrates Court today where Julian Assange is due to appear shortly. The hearing was not publicised on court listings so good effort from activists to organise on short notice. pic.twitter.com/NRnCGGMWch— Tareq Haddad (@Tareq_Haddad) January 13, 2020