Ecuadorean judge orders Swedish citizen close to Assange jailed pending trial

14 April, 2019, 03:25 | Author: Carlos George
  • Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

Assange was arrested on Thursday at Ecuador's London embassy on allegations of skipping bail, and on a USA extradition warrant related to a huge leak of official documents.

Julian Assange's mother has taken to Twitter to call on authorities to be gentle with her son, who's jailed in London after his removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy.

The comments came after more than 70 Parliamentarians signed a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid urging the Government to ensure Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his extradition.

Sweden suspended its investigation of serious sexual misconduct two years ago because Assange was beyond their reach while taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Mr Assange now faces the possibility of extradition to the United States, where he has been indicted on a conspiracy charge in connection with his interactions with Ms Manning.

"We urge you to stand with the victims of sexual violence and seek to ensure the case against Mr Assange can now be properly investigated".

More than 70 parliamentarians wrote to the home secretary, and the shadow Home sScretary Diane Abbott, urging them to prioritise the outstanding charge over the U.S. charges relating to Wikileaks' activities.

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He appeared in court a few hours later and was found guilty of breaching his bail terms back in 2012.

On Thursday, the day Assange was pulled from the Ecuadorean embassy after...

"The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed", he said on Twitter. But Swedish prosecutors have said a rape case could be reactivated before the statute of limitations for that ends in August 2020. People in power don't like that, so therefore we have to silence it. OK?

In a statement issued on Friday, his legal team confirmed he would resist the extradition that sets a "dangerous precedent where any journalist could face U.S. charges for publishing truthful information about the United States".

But Swedish prosecutors say they are now re-examining the 47-year-old's case at the request of the lawyer acting for the alleged rape victim.

The Department of Justice charged Assange with taking part in a computer hacking conspiracy, accusing him of scheming with Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, to break a password for a classified government computer. WikiLeaks has denied those allegations, arguing that Moreno was attempting to deflect attention from corruption allegations against him.

At Thursday's hearing, judge Michael Snow described Assange as a "narcissist" and said he could consent to the extradition and "get on with your life". He feared that if he was taken to Sweden, he would be handed to the USA authorities.

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