London, UK | Xinhua | Britain’s Westminster Magistrate’s Court issued a formal order on Wednesday to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges. The decision on whether to approve the extradition now rests with British Home Secretary Priti Patel, although Assange’s lawyers may still appeal …Read More »
Julian Assange denied permission to appeal extradition to U.S.
London, UK | Xinhua | Britain’s Supreme Court on Monday refused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to appeal against a High Court decision to extradite him to the United States to face espionage charges. A Supreme Court spokesperson said that the appeal “did not raise an arguable point of law.” In …Read More »
Britain’s high court grants Julian Assange’s extradition to U.S.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US, the High Court has ruled London, UK | Xinhua | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges, the Royal Courts of Justice ruled on Friday as it overturned a lower …Read More »
US ‘outraged’ as Russia convicts American of spying
Washington, United States | AFP | The United States expressed outrage Monday over a Russian court’s conviction of American Paul Whelan on espionage charges, saying he was deprived of a fair trial. Whelan, a former Marine arrested in December 2018, was sentenced Monday to 16 years of hard labor after being found guilty of receiving …Read More »
Lawyers demand production of arrested Rwandan national
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of a Rwandan National Elly Tumwine have filed an application in the High Court demanding for his production in court. Led by Abdullah Kiwanuka, the lawyers note that Tumwine has been in detention for more than the mandatory 48 hours which is …Read More »
Trump and Russia: what drives the suspicions?
Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump faced new heat Monday after news reports that he has hid from aides the details of discussions with Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia. Trump …Read More »
Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country’s arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Gonen Segev will plead guilty to serious espionage …Read More »
Canada defends Huawei arrest after markets wobble
Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request after markets wobbled on fears of fresh friction between Washington and Beijing. With China demanding the release of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Prime …Read More »
Politics played no role in Huawei exec’s arrest – Trudeau
Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that politics played no part in the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei, who was detained on a US extradition request. “I can assure everyone that we are a country (with) an independent judiciary,” …Read More »
Lavrov says spy poisoning could be ‘in interests’ of UK govt
Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday suggested that the poisoning of a former double agent could benefit the British government by distracting attention from problems around Brexit. The March 4 attack on Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury has triggered …Read More »