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Assange announces in court resistance

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed at a court hearing on his possible extradition to the United States his opposition to a transfer. "I don't want to give in to the extradition, only because I've done journalism, many awards and a lot of people protected," said via Video from the jail switched-on Australians Assange on Thursday in the hearing before a court in London.

The United States wants to make Assange because of his role in the publication of hundreds of thousands of secret government documents in the process. During the first hearing on the extradition request from the US supporters of Wikileaks demonstrated, the founder in front of the court building. The second hearing, the court suspended for 30. May.

On Wednesday had been convicted Assange in London to 50 weeks in prison. The judge considered that he had failed with his escape seven years ago, in the Embassy of Ecuador against the conditions of his bail and the British justice deprived of.

negotiations will probably take years

The Wikileaks-Green had fled in 2012 in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, because he feared extradition to Sweden and from there to the USA. At this time, he will be to Sweden on allegations of rape and sexual violence brought before the court delivered.

at the beginning of April, Assange was finally arrested in the Embassy. Legal experts expect the case to be negotiated over years before the UK courts and ultimately before the European court of justice could go. Assange's lawyer has already announced that her client intends to appeal against the extradition request "and combat".

In the United States is charged with the Australians because of the Wikileaks published US documents due to a "conspiracy" and could be sent in the case of a guilty verdict to five years in prison. The 2010 publication of the documents contained highly sensitive information about U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the killing of civilians and maltreatment of prisoners. (afp/red)

Created: 02.05.2019, 14:49 PM

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