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UK: London court to hear US extradition request for Assange

United Kingdom, London
May 02, 2019 at 09:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Westminster Magistrates Court in London is set to hear a request by the US to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of leaking classified information on Thursday. Assange is expected to appear via video-link during the hearing.

Assange is accused of conspiring with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into US military intelligence files.

The Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday sentenced Assange to 50 weeks of prison for his alleged breach of his bail conditions by taking refuge inside Ecuador Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape allegations.

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Westminster Magistrates Court in London is set to hear a request by the US to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of leaking classified information on Thursday. Assange is expected to appear via video-link during the hearing.

Assange is accused of conspiring with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into US military intelligence files.

The Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday sentenced Assange to 50 weeks of prison for his alleged breach of his bail conditions by taking refuge inside Ecuador Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape allegations.

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