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- Ahead of Julian Assange’s US Extradition Hearing, Doctors’ Letter Published in The Lancet. A letter by a group of doctors representing 117 physicians and psychologists from 18 nations calls for an end to the psychological torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange.
- Germany: Former Federal Ministers demand the release of Julian Assange. More than 130 prominent figures in politics, culture and the media in Germany are demanding the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from British custody.
- Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly calls for Assange’s “prompt release.” Amendment to report on Threats to Media Freedom and Journalists’ Security in Europe prepared by Labour peer Lord Foulkes adopted unanimously.
- Assange extradition: Both sides ask for more time to deal with “great volume of evidence.” Extradition hearing will be bifurcated with a first week of hearings to start on 24 February 2020 and a further three weeks to follow from 18 May.
- 25 Parliamentarians to monitor Julian Assange extradition hearing in February. Full extradition hearing to start on 24 February 2020, spanning “three or four weeks.” Elected representatives from Germany, Italy and the European Parliament will travel to London as official observers.
- Assange: Doctors issue open letter to UK Home Secretary. More than 60 eminent medical doctors have issued an open letter calling for urgent action to protect the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- Julian Assange tells court he cannot prepare his defence. Julian Assange attended this morning’s hearing in person, in only his third public appearance since being forcibly expelled from Ecuador’s London embassy
- Australia and world media threatened again: Jeremy Hammond called against his will to appear before US Assange Grand Jury to attack media freedom