Assange has been arrested ‘in relation to a US extradition request’ – lawyer

RT

A lawyer for whistleblower Julian Assange has confirmed that he has been arrested partly in relation to a request for extradition from the United States.

Writing on Twitter, Jen Robinson said Assange’s arrest in London was “not just for breach of bail conditions but also in relation to a US extradition request.”  

In a further tweet, Robinson said the US warrant “was issued in in December 2017 and is for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning” in early 2010.

WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account also tweeted that Assange has been arrested “for extradition to the United States for publishing.”

It was in 2010 that Assange released the classified US military footage known as ‘Collateral Murder’ of a US Apache helicopter gunship opening fire and killing 12 people, including two Reuters staff. The footage had been provided to WikiLeaks by US Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was later tried by a US tribunal and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

https://www.rt.com/news/456226-assange-extradition-arrest-publishing/

4 thoughts on “Assange has been arrested ‘in relation to a US extradition request’ – lawyer

    1. This vid. was so sad. The world criminals arresting him for calling out their crimes. They should be the ones arrested and expedited off the planet. This will happen when the people realize this. They will NOT prosecute their own.

      Sad world it is.

  1. I am hopeful that the world’s communist -controlled press will seize this opportunity to denounce the US and israhelli governments…this is a freedom of the press issue. Yes, US troops murdered civilians and members of the press on video and THAT in itself is yet another crime to be dealt with, but Assange is arrested based on his showing the world this crime. I’m amazed that Manning is still alive at all for his/her/whatever roll in this.
    I wonder what Mr. T has promised Ecuador’s el Presidente in exchange for access to Assange….dead men tell no tales!

  2. “It was in 2010 that Assange released the classified US military footage known as ‘Collateral Murder’ of a US Apache helicopter gunship opening fire and killing 12 people, including two Reuters staff. The footage had been provided to WikiLeaks by US Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was later tried by a US tribunal and sentenced to 35 years in prison.”

    This is the reward of those who report the TRUTH in a world based on LIES & DECEPTION.

    Expect even more heavy-handed treatment (insofar as censorship is concerned), now that they’ve finally crossed THIS ‘bridge’.

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