Assange’s attorney said former U.S. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher delivered the message to Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in August 2017.
"I can't think properly," he told the judges.
The British Home Secretary has signed an extradition request. Now, Assange and the U.S. are gearing up for a heated legal battle.
Assange’s mother accused the U.K. government of ”unlawfully slowly killing my son."
“Assange was knowingly receiving such classified records from [Chelsea] Manning for the purpose of publicly disclosing them on the WikiLeaks website,” the indictment reads.
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The U.S. whistleblower recently spent 62 days in jail.
The extradition battle is heating up.
"Whenever a journalist makes a misstep, I think that they are put on notice now."
Now, the U.K. government has to decide where to extradite the WikiLeaks founder first: Sweden or the U.S.?
Before she was even released from jail Thursday, Manning was hit with another subpoena for the exact same reason.
“I love him,” she told reporters. “I can’t imagine what he’s been going through.”
The U.K. Ministry of Justice is highly secretive about where inmates live within prisons like Belmarsh, where Julian Assange will serve a 50-week sentence.