Author Archives: Sara Chessa

About Sara Chessa

Journalist and Human Rights Activist

Assange is an international symbol of the struggle for political transparency, 37 MEPs say

A letter has been sent by a cross-group of parlamentarians to the European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans to urge him uphold Assange’s human rights under international and EU laws Signs of life arrived from the European institutions, regarding Assange’s case. … Continue reading

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Assange, why the Chief Magistrate should admit the conflict of interest and step down from the case

All the reasons why Julian Assange’s lawyers asked judge Emma Arbuthnot to step down from the case. The conflict of interest explained Continue reading

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Julian Assange, what we can expect now that Sajid Javid certified the extradition request

What we can expect now that the Home Secretary certified the extradition request for Julian Assange. Why at the moment we can still consider his signature as a formal step and not like the end of the story Continue reading

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US formalise extradition request for Julian Assange

A formal request of extradition for Julian Assange has been filed to officials in the UK by the US Justice Department. According to the United States’ treaty with Britain on this matter, the application has to be submitted within 60 … Continue reading

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The WiseUp Action Facebook page to change name

A request has been submitted to Facebook in order for the Julian Assange Defence Commitee to obtain the possibility to change the name of its official page in the popular social media into a new one, able to be easily … Continue reading

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Swedish court refuses detention request for Julian Assange

A prosecutor’s request to detain Julian Assange in absentia has been rejected by the Uppsala Court in Sweaden. The Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson had submitted an application for a detention order regarding a suspected rape case. However, … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, public demonstration at Trafalgar Square against US extradition request

Julian Assange hasn’t been left behind by the Londoners. This was clearly visible today in Trafalgar Square, where human rights activists and supporters from the public met to reaffirm their “no” to the extradition of the Wikileaks publisher to the … Continue reading

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Julian Assange subjected to psychological torture and “collective persecution”, UN Special Rapporteur says

The UN expert Nils Melzer has no doubts. “Julian Assange’s health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years”, he says. Mr Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other inhuman … Continue reading

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US extradition hearing, Julian Assange too ill to appear via video link

Julian Assange was not at Westminster Magistrates Court today for the US extradition request hearing, because of his poor state of health. As his lawyer Gareth Peirce explained, he was too ill to appear via video link from Belmarsh prison. … Continue reading

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Maxine Walker on the US extradition request for Julian Assange

Just after the US extradition hearing, the activist Maxine Walker expressed her point of view on the US extradition request and the illegal hand over of Julian Assange’s personal belongings to the US, operated last week by the Ecuadorian Embassy.  … Continue reading

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