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This past Monday, the Los Angeles Branch of the Assange Defense Committee hosted a discussion of Julian Assange’s long battle to avoid extraction to the United States—and likely trial and incarceration—as well as the larger First Amendment and political prisoner rights issues involved.


Although a British magistrate recently rejected the American effort to extradite the Wikileaks founder to the U.S., she did so citing the deplorable conditions in American prisons that would pose a risk to Assange’s health. However, she did not deny the U.S. government’s legal claims, nor did she grant bail to Assange, who still sits in Belmarsh Prison.

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  • Moderator: Sharon Kyle, Publisher, LA Progressive

View the recording here.

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Hosted by the Los Angeles Branch of the Assange Defense Committee. Cosponsored by The Courage Foundation and LA Progressive.