Saturday, February 12, 2011

Assange Extradition Hearing Over Now Awaiting Verdict : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 12 2011

Julian Assanges' extradition hearing is over and Judge Howard Riddle is expected to give his verdict on Feb. 24.

Assange's lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson, had sought an adjournment saying Assange would not get a fair trial in Sweden after Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Assange had "become public enemy number one in Sweden". But Judge Howard Riddle rejected Robertson's request for an adjournment.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Julian Assange Fears Israel

By Jerry Smith Feb 11 2011

Julian Assange sat down with Agoravox, a public service news site, to discuss his background, Egypt, the international press and other topics like his fear of Israel.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WikiLeaks Defector Claims To Control The WikiLeaks Submitting System : WikiLeaks Response

By Jerry Smith Feb 10 2011

In an excerpt leaked to the document repository site Cryptome, of Daniel Domscheit-Berg's new book 'Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website', he claims that when he and a few others left WikiLeaks in September of last year that he and an architect of WikiLeaks' submissions platform took control away from Assange of the system for submitting documents to WikiLeaks and took some of the leaked material WikiLeaks had received, to ensure the site’s sources are secure.

Other excerpts chastise Assange's character and his handling of various matters related to the release of 'Collateral Murder', the video showing U.S. soldiers in an Apache helicopter killing Iraqi civilians and two Reuters reporters.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Assange Extradition Hearing To Continue Friday : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 9 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange finished a second day in a London court in front of Judge Howard Riddle fighting extradition to Sweden. Assange has not been charged with anything but is wanted for questioning by Swedish police for accusations made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin of rape and sexual molestation, which Assange denies.

It was thought that the hearing would end Tuesday and that a decision would be made by Friday, but Judge Riddle felt two days was not enough and said the extradition hearing would continue on Friday with lawyers making their closing arguments then.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Assange In London Court Fighting Extradition Day 1 : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 8 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange finished his first of two days in a London court fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning but has not been charged by Swedish police for accusations made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin of rape and sexual molestation, which Assange denies.

Assange and his lawyers feel he will not get a fair trial in Sweden, where rape cases are heard in private and that if extradited to Sweden he may then in turn be extradited to the U.S., where he could face the death penalty.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Assange Lawyers To Publish Defence Online

By Jerry Smith Feb 7 2011

Lawyers for Julian Assange say they will take the unusual step of publishing his entire defence on the firm’s home page at 10am on Monday.

Mr Assange is due to appear in a London court Monday and Tuesday to decide if he is going to be extradited to Sweden.

WikiLeaks Threatens Legal Action Against The Guardian

By Jerry Smith Feb 7 2011

Julian Assange claims the book “WikiLeaks : Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy”, written by two senior reporters from The Guardian, David Leigh and Luke Harding, and published by The Guardian, contains “malicious libels" about him.

A posting on WikiLeaks' Twitter account, thought to have been written by Assange, said “The Guardian book serialisation contains malicious libels. We will be taking legal action".

Sunday, February 6, 2011

WikiRebels : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 6 2011

From the summer of 2010 until now, Swedish Television reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquisthas have been following WikiLeaks and it's founder Julian Assange to make the documentary WikiRebels.

Huor and Lindquisthas intervied top members such as Assange, spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, and defector Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who left to start Openleaks.