- Title: WikiLeaks founder Assange remanded in jail after brief UK court hearing
- Date: 11th October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 16, 2010) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (NIGHT SHOTS) LARGE CROWD OF MEDIA OUTSIDE HIGH COURT, ASSANGE LEAVING HIGH COURT AFTER BEING RELEASED ON BAIL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ASSANGE ADDRESSING MEDIA SAYING: "Well, it's great to smell the fresh air of London again." ASSANGE AND TEAM OF LAWYERS OUTSIDE HIGH COURT LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 17, 2011) (REUTERS) SWISS BANKER AND WHISTLEBLOWER, RUDOLPH ELMER, HANDING OVER CD'S OF INFORMATION ON OFF-SHORE BANK ACCOUNTS TO ASSANGE DURING NEWS CONFERENCE IN FRONTLINE CLUB LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - FEBRUARY 8, 2011) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR BELMARSH MAGISTRATE'S COURT BUILDING ASSANGE AND LEGAL TEAM ARRIVING ON FINAL DAY OF HEARINGS IN HIS CASE AGAINST EXTRADITION TO SWEDEN LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 10, 2011) (REUTERS) ASSANGE BEING PRESENTED WITH SYDNEY PEACE MEDAL IN FRONTLINE CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER ASSANGE PUTTING MEDAL AROUND HIS NECK MEDAL LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 15, 2011) (REUTERS) CHANTING CROWD OF "OCCUPY" PROTESTERS ON STEPS OF ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL BANNER READING "REAL DEMOCRACY NOW!" (SOUNDBITE) (English), ASSANGE LEADING CROWD OF "OCCUPY" PROTESTERS IN CHANT, SAYING: "I have always wanted to say ....... that we are all individuals." LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 5, 2011) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF HIGH COURT SIGN READING (English): "THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE" ASSANGE, SURROUNDED BY SUPPORTERS AND MEDIA, ARRIVING TO HEAR HIGH COURT DECISION ON HIS REQUEST TO APPEAL AGAINST HIS EXTRADITION TO SWEDEN ASSANGE SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE HIGH COURT WITH BANNER READING (English): "THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR IS TRUTH" WOMAN HOLDING PLACARD READING English): "NO EXTRADITION, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE" BANNER READING English): "FREE ASSANGE! FREE MANNING! END THE WARS" ASSANGE ADDRESSING MEDIA AND SUPPORTERS AFTER BEING GRANTED PERMISSION TO APPEAL TO BRITAIN'S SUPREME COURT AGAINST HIS EXTRADITION TO SWEDEN, (SOUNDBITE) (English) ASSANGE SAYING: "The long struggle for justice for me and others continues. Thank you."
- Embargoed: 25th October 2019 11:51
- Keywords: Julian Assange London Sweden Ecuadorian embassy appeal arrest warrent Ecuador wikileaks
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., FORT MEADE, MARYLAND, AND NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES / BAGHDAD, IRAQ/ LONDON, ENGLAND/ UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, UNITED KINGDOM / BERLIN, GERMANY/ QUITO, ECUADOR
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., FORT MEADE, MARYLAND, AND NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES / BAGHDAD, IRAQ/ LONDON, ENGLAND/ UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, UNITED KINGDOM / BERLIN, GERMANY/ QUITO, ECUADOR
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00CB0O4W93
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WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody on Friday (October 11) after a brief hearing in a London court which will decide whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
Assange, 48, faces 18 counts in the U.S. including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted.
Appearing by video link from Belmarsh Prison in east London, Assange, bearded and wearing a purple sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name and age before he was remanded in prison until his next hearing later this month.
"I very much hope we can make some progress on this case," Judge Tam Ikram told him at the end of the five-minute hearing at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Australian-born Assange came to prominence when WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables in 2010, angering Washington which said he had put lives at risk.
In 2012, he took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was accused of sex crimes which he denied, saying he believed he would ultimately be sent on to the United Sates.
He was dragged from the embassy in April after seven years and given a 50-week jail term for skipping bail. That sentence was completed last month but he remains in prison while his extradition case continues.
He is due to appear in court again, this time in person, on Oct. 21 with the full extradition hearing due to start on Feb. 25 next year.
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