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US News Claim of kidnap plot as Assange seeks extradition delay

13:40  21 october  2019
13:40  21 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Man wanted over murder of two soldiers in N Ireland extradited to UK

  Man wanted over murder of two soldiers in N Ireland extradited to UK John Downey’s trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago.Downey handed himself in on Friday, after he lost an appeal to challenge the extradition in July this year. Irish police released a statement on Friday evening, which said: “An Garda Siochana arrested a male in his sixties earlier today 11 October 2019. “This male has been extradited to Northern Ireland in accordance with an EAW (European Arrest Warrant) issued by the PSNI.

JULIAN Assange 's lawyer has said today there were "plans to kidnap and harm" the WikiLeaks Former home secretary Sajid Javid signed an order in June allowing Assange to be extradited to He is seeking a three month delay . If the case goes to a series of appeals, Assange could remain in a

Julian Assange quickly became a partisan issue in Britain, while experts noted that the United States has lost some other high-profile extradition cases. The American authorities made a preliminary extradition request on Thursday, soon after Mr. Assange was jailed for jumping bail, but that was just

a close up of Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange © Reuters WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Julian Assange's lawyer has accused the US of attempting to "kidnap and harm" the WikiLeaks founder, as he argued for a delay in his extradition.

He 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 is appearing 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.

His lawyer said today those fears are among "multiplicitous" issues that mean the case should be delayed for three months.

Appearing in court today, Assange was clean-shaven and hesitated when asked to confirm his name and date of birth.

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Hong Kong withdraws controversial extradition bill .
The Hong Kong government has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests and violence. Security secretary John Lee said on Wednesday: "I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill."However, he refused to take questions from pro-democracy politicians.The extradition bill allowed extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China.Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had proposed amendments to extradition legislation to try to resolve a case involving a man wanted for murder in self-ruled Taiwan, who could not be sent to face charges because there was no extradition agreement.

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