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LIVE: Assange’s fiancee and WikiLeaks editor-in-chief hold presser ahead of extradit

Ruptly is live from London on Monday, October 25 as Julian Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris and WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson hold a media briefing ahead of Assange’s US extradition appeal hearing.

The hearing on the US appeal of the court’s previous decision to block the extradition of Julian Assange will take place at the Royal Court of Justice in London on Wednesday, October 27. The appeal was filed after British Judge Vanessa Baraister ruled Assange should not be extradited, saying there’s a great risk that he will commit suicide in US prison.

As WikiLeaks founder, Assange faces criminal charges for publishing classified information. He was arrested by British police on 11 April 2019, after taking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy for nearly seven years, where he was granted asylum.

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