June 14, 2019 Issue

In Focus


Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court on May 30 during a hearing in Assange’s extradition case to the U.S. He did not appear at the hearing due to his ill health. Assange was ejected from the Ecuadorian embassy after claiming asylum there for seven years, and now both Sweden and the U.S. are seeking to extradite him—Sweden for rape, and the U.S. for 17 new criminal counts in violation of the Espionage Act.
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