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Lawyer complains of prison treatment of WikiLeaks' Assange


Added 02-25-20 11:22:01am EST - “A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Lawyer complains of prison treatment of WikiLeaks’ Assange”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LONDON (AP) - A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States.

Attorney Edward Fitzgerald told a judge that the treatment of Assange at London’s Belmarsh Prison “could be a contempt of this court.” The extradition hearing opened on Monday at Woolwich Crown Court, which is located next to the prison.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is hearing the case, said she had no power to act unless Assange became unable to participate in the proceedings, which are expected to last several months.

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Assange is wanted in the U.S. on espionage charges over the leaking of classified government documents a decade ago.

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