Author Archives: Sara Chessa

About Sara Chessa

Reporter and Human Rights Activist, member of the National Union of Journalists from 2015.

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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