UN torture expert warns against Assange’s extradition to US
Saturday, 13 April 2019 () EVILARD, Switzerland: Julian Assange is not guaranteed a fair trial in the United States, a UN rights expert told AFP on Friday, questioning the US justice system’s credibility in national security cases. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Nils Melzer, also said that the manner in which Ecuador terminated Assange’s diplomatic protection broke international norms. But Melzer made clear that his greatest concerns for the WikiLeaks founder -- arrested by British police on Thursday after spending almost seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy -- stem from Assange’s possible extradition to the US. "I’m...
Julian Assange's arrest in Ecuador's London embassy on Thursday was done by British police under a warrant for extradition by the United States. Federal authorities have charged him with computer hacking conspiracy over his relationship with Chelsea Manning. Matthew Larotonda reports.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday, tried to use the embassy as a "center for spying," according to Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno. Moreno told..
After spending seven years in the asylum of Ecuador's embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be spending at least one night in the police custody. According to Reuters, at least seven..