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Assange stripped and handcuffed, lawyer tells court

WorldNews Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Assange stripped and handcuffed, lawyer tells courtLONDON: A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of “boldly and blatantly” misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder’s conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain. Lead defence lawyer Edward Fitzgerald also complained that Assange had been stripped naked twice and handcuffed 11 times coming and going from court the previous day. He warned that his treatment could “impinge on these proceedings” and asked the judge to give “an indication to prison authorities” that the...
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News video: Julian Assange supporters protest outside court ahead of extradition hearing

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Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside court as the WikiLeaks founder begins his fight against extradition to the US, where he is accused of helping to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

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