Assange suffered stroke in UK prison – fiancee

Follow RT on WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has suffered a ministroke due to the extreme stress of fighting extradition to the US from the UK’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison, according to his fiancee Stella Moris. Assange was diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack following one of his High Court appeal appearances via video link back on October […]

Julian Assange’s extradition battle: What you need to know

Follow RT on A British High Court has ruled that Julian Assange can be extradited to the US to face espionage charges. Here’s how the WikiLeaks co-founder ended up behind bars and what could come next. Assange was placed in London’s Belmarsh Prison in 2019 after nearly seven years of hiding inside the Ecuadorian Embassy […]

US appeal hearing to extradite Julian Assange concludes in UK High Court with no immediate ruling

Follow RT on Arguments in the US appeal to extradite Julian Assange have concluded, and the UK High Court will now take time to consider its ruling, amid growing protests over the imprisoned journalist’s treatment. If extradited to the US, the WikiLeaks co-founder faces up to 175 years in prison if found guilty on charges […]

Julian Assange’s supporters hold rally outside London court as US launches extradition appeal (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside the High Court in London, urging the incarcerated WikiLeaks co-founder’s release, as the US launched a new legal push to have the journalist extradited to try him for espionage. Assange, who has been held in the maximum-security Belmarsh prison since 2019, was ruled ineligible for […]

British taxpayers footed £300,000 bill SO FAR for court costs in Julian Assange’s extradition saga – reports

Follow RT on The UK government has reportedly spent more than £300,000 in public funds on lawyers and other costs to extradite jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spent £150,000 ($205,100) on retaining barristers for Assange’s extradition hearing in January. It spent another £22,000 ($30,000) on expert witnesses […]

Julian Assange is a ‘journalist of distinction’ & has to be set free, Jeremy Corbyn tells RT outside UK’s Belmarsh Prison

Follow RT on Julian Assange’s case should’ve ended as soon as a UK judge denied his extradition to the US, Jeremy Corbyn, former Labour leader, told RT as he joined other MPs to demand a meeting with the WikiLeaks founder in a London prison. A group of British members of parliament have come to the […]

The system won and spit him out: UN torture rapporteur blasts UK’s near-total embracement of US case for extraditing Assange 

Follow RT on A UK court’s refusal to extradite Julian Assange to the US on medical grounds is a blow to journalism since the judge has sided with the US in its justification for prosecuting him, UN rapporteur Nils Melzer told RT.  Melzer became a supporter of the WikiLeaks founder after digging into his situation […]