Londoners rally for Assange ahead of extradition hearing

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Some chanted “journalism is not a crime” and held up banners mocking Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

 

LONDON AFP, 22 Feb, 2020-  A few hundred protesters marched across central London Saturday to call on Britain to reject WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States at hearings that start next week.   


A London court is to meet Monday to assess Washington’s request to hand over the media freedoms activist so he can be tried for releasing classified files in 2010 about US campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.   


The 48-year-old Australian is facing 18 counts -- 17 of them under the US Espionage Act -- that could see him sentenced to prison terms of up to 175 years.   


Supporters of Assange’s freedom gathered outside the Australian government’s representative office and then marched though central London for a rally outside parliament.   


The UK government plays no formal role in the extradition case. Monday’s hearing is expected to last a week and then resume for a second session starting on May 18. 

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