- Title: Assange supporters protest outside court as extradition hearing takes place
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 19, 2012) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF ASSANGE SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE ECUADOR EMBASSY WHERE ASSANGE SOUGHT REFUGE WHILE APPLYING FOR ASYLUM ASSANGE ADDRESSING CROWD FROM BALCONY (SOUNDBITE) (English) JULIAN ASSANGE SAYING: "As WikiLeaks stands under threat so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies." EXTERIOR HARRODS STORE, CROWD OF POLICE, SUPPORTERS AND MEDIA OUTSIDE STORE / POLICE IN FRONT OF EMBASSY AND ASSANGE ADDRESSING CROWD FROM BALCONY ASSANGE GIVING "THUMBS-UP" SIGN SUPPORTERS APPLAUDING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 20, 2012) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ASSANGE ON ECUADOR EMBASSY BALCONY RAISING FIST IN AIR, SAYING (English): "GOOD EVENING LONDON" MEDIA, POLICE AND SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE EMBASSY, HARRODS STORE LIT UP WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) JULIAN ASSANGE ADDRESSING CROWD SAYING: "Next year will be equally busy. Wikileaks has already over a million documents being prepared to be released, documents that affect every country in the world." SUPPORTERS WITH PLACARDS AND CANDLES ASSANGE WAVING AND WALKING BACK INSIDE EMBASSY
- Embargoed: 2nd January 2020 12:20
- Keywords: extradition case hearing julian assange protesters supporters westminster magistrate court wikileaks
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA005BAN787B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Protesters chanted outside Westminster Magistrate Court in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a hearing in the case of his extradition to the United States took place on Thursday (December 19).
Assange, 48, who spent seven years holed up in Ecuador's embassy before he was dragged out in April, faces 18 counts in the United States including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law.
He could spend decades in prison if convicted.
Assange appeared by videolink from prison and is due to be interviewed by a Spanish judge when he appears in person at the same London court for a private hearing on Friday over the allegations.
(Production: Gerry Mey, Dina Selim)
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