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Assange extradition trial gets underway in London: stakeout live

Assange extradition trial gets underway in London: stakeout

United Kingdom, London

Ruptly is live outside the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London on Monday, September 7, as the long-awaited Julian Assange extradition trial is set to begin.

The hearing comes months later than initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to his supporters Assange is in poor health and has been under threat of contracting the virus in prison where infection cases have been reported. It is unclear if he will appear in the court in person

The WikiLeaks founder has been behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2019. He faces multiple charges in the US related to espionage.

Date of startSeptember 7, 2020
Time of start6:30
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Ruptly is live outside the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London on Monday, September 7, as the long-awaited Julian Assange extradition trial is set to begin. The hearing comes months later than initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to his supporters Assange is in poor health and has been under threat of contracting the virus in prison where infection cases have been reported. It is unclear if he will appear in the court in person The WikiLeaks founder has been behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2019. He faces multiple charges in the US related to espionage.