The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is still being held at a high-security London prison.
He faces sweeping espionage charges in the United States – 18 counts of illegally obtaining, receiving and disclosing classified information.
All told, the charges add up to a possible 175 years in prison. Documents he published relating to Iraq and Afghanistan revealed evidence of war crimes.
Nicole Johnston has the details of this legal battle, from London.
- William Binney is a former technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency.
- Michael Daugherty is the founder of The Justice Society and author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway”, a book about U.S. government’s surveillance and overreach.
- John Sitilides is a Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors.
- Bruce Fein is a constitutional lawyer and expert on international law.
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was denied bail by a London judge while he awaits a resolution in the case to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges of violating the Espionage Act. https://t.co/wTrqF5itYN
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 6, 2021
Julian Assange refused bail despite judge ruling against extradition to US https://t.co/R76fuKU44b
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 6, 2021