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US News Julian Assange extradition case to be drawn out for months

17:20  23 january  2020
17:20  23 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange wears a mask and chains outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © Provided by Associated Press A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange wears a mask and chains outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The complex extradition case designed to determine whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges will take longer than expected.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser agreed on Thursday to add a three-week session in May in addition to the five-day hearing already set for Feb. 24.

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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 process is mostly up to the courts, but politicians will have a hand in it, too, and were already drawing battle lines over Mr. Assange .

Julian Assange is responsible for uncovering what were war crimes in Iraq. This was important information in the public interest and an open and “My objection was to his extradition to the United States because I do believe that WikiLeaks told us the truth about what was actually happening in

The judge said she was “unlikely to look favorably” on any further requests for delays in the long-awaited confrontation between Assange and U.S. officials.

Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison in east London while he waits for the hearing. The U.S. has charged him with espionage related to WikiLeaks' hacking of hundreds of thousands of confidential government documents.

Demonstrators supporting Julian Assange hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © Provided by Associated Press Demonstrators supporting Julian Assange hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Assange, 48, did not attend the court session in person but briefly confirmed his name and date of birth via videolink.

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Timeline. Julian Assange extradition battle. Assange , wearing a black blazer and shorn of the beard worn when police carried him out of the embassy last month , was told by the judge that his continued residence there had Julian Assange : US charges expected to be revealed at hearing.

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He claims he is a journalist whose publishing activities have First Amendment protection.

Both sides agreed the extra session in May was necessary because of the many legal issues.

A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange holds a banner outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court in Westminster by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. at Woolwich Crown Court. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © Provided by Associated Press A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange holds a banner outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court in Westminster by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. at Woolwich Crown Court. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Clair Dobbin, representing the U.S. government, said she needed more time to respond to evidence recently submitted by the WikiLeaks team.

Edward Fitzgerald, Assange's lawyer, said his team has had trouble getting adequate access to Assange at the high security prison.

“We simply cannot get in as we require to see Mr. Assange and to take his instruction,” he said.

Assange's supporters gathered inside and outside Westminster Magistrates Court to lobby for his release. His cause has been embraced by many press freedom groups.

Una protesta a favor de Julian Assange en Londres el 13 de enero del 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © Provided by Associated Press Una protesta a favor de Julian Assange en Londres el 13 de enero del 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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