Assange’s father warns of extradition consequences as hearing begins | AFP

As Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins, his father warns of the consequences of his son being extradited from the UK to the United States, saying “journalists, publishers and publications” will be subject to the same conditions.

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George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 36

Joining us on the show today is Manila Chan – RT America’s news anchor to talk about the latest on US election. Eva Barlett – writer, journalist & human rights activist will discuss with George what’s been going on in Syria. Daniel Kovalik – human rights & labour rights lawyer, professor & author will tell us what really happened during the April Crisis in Nicaragua. Roy David – writer & former journalist will share with us what he expects will happen during Assange’s extradition hearing. Get your calls and tweets in now!

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Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe | AFP

Sweden’s prosecution authority says it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, despite prosecutors finding the plaintiff’s claim “credible”.

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Wikileaks: Demonstration outside UK court hearing on Assange extradition | AFP

People demonstrate outside Westminster Magistrate Court in London as the UK examines whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be released from prison as he fights extradition to the United States. The 48-year-old Australian has been in custody at the high-security Belmarsh prison in southwest London since being dramatically dragged from Ecuador’s embassy in April. He could be sentenced to spend up to 175 years in a US prison if convicted on all charges filed under the US Espionage Act. IMAGES

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