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Julian Assange was denied bail by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday, just days after the judge blocked his extradition to the US. Assange faces espionage charges in the US and spent almost a year-and-a-half in a UK prison while awaiting the extradition ruling. On Monday, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused extradition mainly [...]

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A British judge on Monday denied a request from US officials to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges. In her ruling, the judge stated that extraditing Assange would be “oppressive” on his mental health, citing evidence of harsh US prison conditions and risk of suicide. Assange, an Australian internet activist, has been [...]

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Sitting in the Central Criminal Court in London Monday, British judge Vanessa Baraitser refused an application for adjournment of proceedings in Julian Assange’s extradition case until January 2021. In late June, the US Department of Justice issued an updated, superseding indictment, charging Assange, the founder and public face of WikiLeaks, with 18 counts related to [...]

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A federal judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the release of Chelsea Manning from jail Thursday, explaining that her appearance in court is no longer needed. Last year, Manning had been subpoenaed to testify in a federal case involving Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Manning refused to [...]

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The extradition hearings for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began in a UK court on Monday. The hearing marked the beginning of a week of arguments, which will be followed by three weeks of hearings in May. District Judge Vanessa Baraister agreed to the additional time in January, which both sides accepted as necessary due to [...]

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, to 40 months in prison. Stone was convicted last year of witness tampering and giving false statements to Congress in relation to investigations of Russian election interference. The circumstances [...]

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Myths, often ancient traditional stories that are designed to prescribe moral or traditional values, are fantastical but also highly rational. That is because myths describe a commonly manifested belief on the way we view the world. In 1992, Professor Jane Rutherford utilised the myth of Robin Hood in order to make a point about the [...]

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Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified Wednesday in two hearings about his findings (released in a 448-page redacted report in May) in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In his opening statements, Mueller touched on findings of his investigation and made a few remarks. “Our investigation found that the Russian [...]

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