British Court Refuses Julian Assange’s Bail Plea

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange | Photo: EFE

25 March 2020

The Wikileaks founder has been confined to a London Prison for nearly a year, despite international calls for his immediate release.

The founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange will not be let out of a London Prison amid the  recent COVID-19 outbreak, the British court announced on Wednesday.
The Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London has rejected a plea from the Assange defense team that called on the British authorities to release the Wikileaks founder from the high-security Belmarsh prison.

Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is overlooking the Assange case, ruled that the Wikileaks founder should remain in prison until his case is heard next February.

​Assange’s defense team attempted to argue that the whistleblower’s health was at stake in this prison, as he has already suffered under the current prison conditions.

The defense team reported that Assange was in “imminent danger” if left inside the Belmarsh Prison, citing the rapid spread of coronavirus as the main reason for his release.

The whistleblower was arrested by the British authorities last year when the regime of Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced that they were expelling him from their diplomatic mission in London.

Since then, the Wikileaks founder has been silenced by the British authorities while he awaits a trial that could see him extradited to the United States.

Source: https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/British-Court-Refuses-Julian-Assanges-Bail-Plea–20200325-0005.html#

 

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2 Responses to “British Court Refuses Julian Assange’s Bail Plea”

  1. Gordon says:

    The world over low risk prisoners are being released from prison to lower the risk of spreading the Coronavirus but not so for Julian Assange, innocent and indefinitely imprisoned for doing his job as a reporter and exposing the truth.

    Isaiah 5:20-21
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

  2. Prometheus says:

    I was scanning the news and spotted this article:
    Prince Charles, William ‘incandescent with rage’ over Harry and Meghan exit –
    https://pagesix.com/2020/01/09/prince-charles-william-incandescent-with-rage-over-harry-and-meghan-exit/

    It reminded me of this article which the mainstream media never touched upon which is no surprise –
    http://weekinweird.com/2013/04/23/wanted-arrest-warrants-issued-for-pope-queen-really/

    It made me think of 2 things –
    1. Did Harry and Meghan have prior knowledge of this coronavirus scam and fled?
    2. Did they move to Canada to rub it in knowing full well that the Queen is implicated in horrific crimes against humanity?

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