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On April 19 at 10 AM CDT, British journalist Mohamed Elmaazi and Professor of International and Criminal Law Mohamed A. ‘Arafa will speak on a Zoom panel on the prosecution of Julian Assange, hosted by the Chicago chapter of Assange Defense.

Elmaazi has covered Assange’s case extensively, including courtroom coverage of all of Assange’s extradition hearings, for an array of publications including Jacobin magazine, International History Review, and Elmaazi will discuss the Espionage Act charges against the WikiLeaks founder.

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As the Rapporteur on the Rule of Law for Egypt, a widely published Professor of International and Criminal Law at Alexandria University in Egypt, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law in New York, Professor ‘Arafa will outline and deconstruct the attempted character assassination of Assange, from misconceptions to outright falsehoods, in the media and in the courtroom.

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After each deliver their own fifteen-minute statements, those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. Academics and lawyers from across America are scheduled to be present.

Once Zoom attendance reaches capacity of 100 viewers, those who wish to watch the stream live can do so on Assange Defense’s YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook.

Moderatedby Eric Harvey, Chicago organizer for