Truth Defence editor-in-chief and freelance journalist Mohamed Elmaazi spoke with Cambridge University students at an anti-genocide, pro-Palestine encampment, on 27 May 2024, about the extradition case of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Mohamed explained the significance of the US prosecution of the award-winning journalist and publisher for the future of journalism, press freedom, activism and the public’s right to know.

12 June 2024

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Background to Julian Assange’s case
US Effort To Extradite Assange Hits Roadblock As British High Court Grants Appeal
20 May 2024|The Dissenter
https://thedissenter.org/british-high-court-roadblock-us-extradite-assange/

Assange Is No ‘Ordinary Journalist’: US Opposes Request For Appeal
21 February 2024| The Dissenter
https://thedissenter.org/assange-is-no-ordinary-journalist-u-s-govt-opposes-appeal/

UK High Court Finally Hears Assange’s Request For An Appeal
20 February 2024|The Dissenter
https://thedissenter.org/high-court-hears-assange-request-for-appeal/

Assange Plans To Appeal High Court Decision Backing Extradition To United States
(This follows the decision of the High Court to reverse the lower court’s decision and allow Julian’s extradition based upon “assurances” given by the US government that Julian would not be subjected to conditions likely to result in his suicide — unless he says or does something that would lead them to change their mind)
10 December 2021|The Dissenter
https://thedissenter.org/assange-plans-appeal-high-court-decision-extradition/

Appeal Hearing: Prosecutor Attacks Judge’s Decision, Which Blocked US From Extraditing Assange 27 October 2021| The Dissenter
https://thedissenter.org/prosecutor-attacks-judges-decision-which-blocked-us-from-extraditing-assange/

CIA Whistleblower: “Julian Assange Will Not Receive an Impartial Jury”
4 September 2021|Jacobin
https://jacobin.com/2021/04/cia-whistleblower-julian-assange-espionage-extradition

This Ruling Is a Victory for Julian Assange — But Still a Blow Against a Free Press
1 August 2021|Jacobin
https://jacobin.com/2021/01/julian-assange-extradition-ruling-free-press

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