Monday, September 7, 2020

Julian Assange Re-Arrested In Court Prior To Losing Extradition Bid

Lee Brown at the New York Post reports on Julian Assange being re-arrested in the United Kingdom.

Julian Assange was re-arrested in a UK court’s cells Monday to be hit with new hacking charges — just moments before losing his bid to delay an extradition hearing trying to get him to face espionage charges in the US.

The 49-year-old WikiLeaks founder, clean-shaven and wearing a suit, was re-arrested in the cells of London’s top criminal court early Monday while awaiting his appearance to try to fight extradition, Sky News reported.
The fresh arrest means he now formally faces the new indictment announced in June that broadens “the scope of the conspiracy” that could see him sentenced to 175 years in prison if convicted.
The wider-reaching indictment accuses him of recruiting a 17-year-old hacker as well as working with shady online groups like Anonymous and LulzSec.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on the case against Assange via the below link:

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