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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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives in court for extradition hearing | AFP

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrives for his first in-person court appearance since he was moved to London’s Belmarsh prison from Ecuador’s embassy in April to determine whether he 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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Wikileaks editor discusses Assange’s “appalling” jail conditions

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses Julian Assange’s “appalling” prison conditions, saying the Wikileaks founder is being held in solitary confinement at Belmarsh prison in southeast London. Hrafnsson was speaking outside a court on Thursday where Assange said he would oppose extradition to the United States as the legal process began, a day after he was jailed for breaching his bail conditions in a former case. SOUNDBITE