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Australia Joyce pushes to save Assange from extradition to the US

23:25  13 october  2019
23:25  13 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Barnaby Joyce wants the government to step in and stop whistleblower Julian Assange from being extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

The Nationals MP said he "supports the proper process of Australian law as applied to citizens in our land in respect of our laws".

The Wikileaks founder could stand trial in the US - where he faces a sentence of 175 years if found guilty of computer fraud and obtaining and disclosing national defence information.

Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

  Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered Friday to make his first in-person London court appearance 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.

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Claim of kidnap plot as Assange denied extradition delay .
Julian Assange's lawyer has accused the US of attempting to "kidnap and harm" the WikiLeaks founder, as he was denied a delay in his extradition. Mark Summers QC claimed the US had "intruded" on conversations between Assange and his lawyers while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy and the intrusions included "hooded men breaking into offices".The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the US to face spying charges.He reportedly told a hearing earlier this year that he feared he would be kidnapped by the US.

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