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Julian Assange: Judge refuses to release Wikileaks founder from prison over coronavirus outbreak

Independent Wednesday, 25 March 2020 ()
A judge has refused to release Julian Assange from prison over the coronavirus outbreak. The Wikileaks founder's lawyers had applied for him to be freed on bail because he was "vulnerable" to the virus inside HMP Belmarsh. He is being held there while awaiting extradition to the US on charges relating to the 2010 Wikileaks publications over the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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(Newser) – Julian Assange has a long wait ahead of him while a court decides whether he will be extradited to the US, and it looks like he will have to endure that wait behind bars. A London judge on Wednesday rejected his attorney's request for bail related to the coronavirus pandemic, reports...

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