Extradition Hearing Coverage

This is a compendium of important, interesting, or historical coverage of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange in other publications, Twitter, video, etc. For all WL Central coverage of the Julian Assange extradition hearings see this thread or in list form here. A summary of the arguments from the hearing under appeal is here. The arguments for this appeal and a great deal more is at Sweden vs Assange.

2011-07-12 Tweet Stream - @m_cetera LIVE from Hearing July 12 and 13

For previous coverage of Julian Assange extradition trials by Mirjam Eikelboom see here. Follow @m_cetera on Twitter for coverage on July 12 and 13.

Chirpstory of @m_cetera's coverage below.

2011-07-12 Tweet Stream - Julian #Assange's hearing on July 12 & 13 #wjul

Archive - Featured Tweets

  • 2011-07-13: AlexiMostrous
    #Assange just passed a smiley face doodle on a post-it to John Pilger.
  • 2011-07-13: AlexiMostrous
    Judge asks why #assange wasn't interviewed over phone. "Why does judicial corporation not entail...sensible steps to get on with it"?
  • 2011-07-13: m_cetera
    Under Swedish law, the interview that's required, could take place outside of Sweden, by telephone, writing. #wljul
  • 2011-07-13: amberlymellow
    Earlier she stressed the word "accused" was never mentioned on EAW RT @auerfeld M: language of eaw "unmistakably that of accusation" #wljul
  • 2011-07-13: m_cetera
    Defense: reasonable grounds for Assange to believe there was consent: consensual sex before and after. #wljul
  • 2011-07-13: eastendlady
    #wljul #assange judge.. what happened initially not consent. that it went on may be important for us [judges] for dual criminality

Archive - Official Publications and Announcements

Archive - Press Coverage

  • 2011-10-02: SMH: Moment of truth
    Moment of truth for WikiLeaks as a decision concerning Julian Assange's extradition approaches. The most recent WikiLeaks' developments and the Assange case summarized and analyzed by Guy Rundle.
  • 2011-07-15: Griffith Review: The Assange appeal and News of the World scandal
    Article by british journalist Barbara Gunnell, who was present at the hearing. Comment on press reports that followed, defense team's legal strategy and reduced media presence, due to focus on phone hacking case.
  • 2011-07-15: ZDNet: Assange journalist almost undone by Desire
    A journalist almost got in trouble with the law after he took a picture with his HTC Desire during the extradition appeal hearing. Includes a very brief but accurate summary of the court proceedings.
  • 2011-07-12: Aftonbladet: Assange-förhandling fortsätter i morgon
    Kristinn Hrafnsson talks very briefly to Aftonbladet about Julian Assange's extradition case. According to the Swedish newspaper, citing defense, Julian Assange will speak publicly tomorrow.
  • 2011-07-12: The Independent: Julian Assange in bid to block extradition
    "European arrest warrant (EAW) which led to Assange's arrest contained "fundamental misstatements" of what had occurred in Stockholm last August", report on Julian Assange's defense arguments in court.
  • 2011-07-12: Expressen: Beslut om överlämnande av Assange
    Sweden newspaper Expressen interviews Claes Borgström, the lawyer representing the complainants, who believes Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden and Gareth Peirce's previous experience as a Guantanamo Bay attorney is irrelevant to this case.
  • 2011-07-12: Berliner Zeitung: Der Mann, der Mendax war
    Interview with Suelette Dreyfus. First questions directly related to Julian Assange's extradition appeal hearing.
  • 2011-07-11: Deutsche Welle: Campaign against WikiLeaks founder won't stop leaks According to media experts, the phenomenon of leaks and Wikileaks itself might be unstoppable, despite legal attacks on the organization and Julian Assange possibly facing jail.
  • 2011-07-08: Rixstep: Wild Tom Hayden
    Rixstep's critical analysis of "The Trials of Julian Assange" by Tom Hayden.
  • 2011-06-22: The Nation: Julian Assange's New Legal Strategy
    Tom Hayden announces changes in Julian Assange's legal team and new approach, presents Gareth Peirce's and Claes Borgström's views.

Archive - Previous WL Central hearing coverage

2010-11-18 Letter from Swedish Counsel Björn Hurtig to English co-Counsel for Julian Assange
2010-11-18 The Persecution of Julian Assange, Continued
2010-11-18 The Persecution of Julian Assange: Reactions
2010-11-18 Press release by counsel for Julian Assange
2010-11-18 Statement by Julian Assange's counsel Mark Stephens
2010-11-18 WikiLeaks staff editorial: Why our editor-in-chief is busy and needs to be defended
2010-11-19 Julian Assange to appeal Swedish arrest ruling
2010-11-20 The Persecution of Julian Assange: Reactions, Part 2
2010-11-20 Updates in Swedish case
2010-11-21 RSN Petition in Support of Julian Assange
2010-11-22 Further updates in Swedish case
2010-11-24 Updates in Sweden Appeal Case
2010-11-30 Updates in Sweden case
2010-11-30 Updates in Sweden case: Supreme Court appeal, Interpol notice
2010-12-01 Steven Aftergood: Assange prosecution would be "extremely dangerous"
2010-12-02 Sweden case: The lawyers speak up
2010-12-02 Sweden case: The lawyers speak up II
2010-12-02 Sweden case update: Supreme Court will not consider appeal
2010-12-02 WikiLeaks and the US Espionage Act: legal opinions
2010-12-05 Sweden case update
2010-12-06 Sweden case update II
2010-12-07 Julian Assange arrested on Swedish warrant
2010-12-09 Journalists in defence of WikiLeaks, part 10
2010-12-09 Sweden case updates
2010-12-10 WikiLeaks and the Espionage Act, part 2
2010-12-12 Sweden case updates: Key new evidence
2010-12-14 Julian Assange in Court
2010-12-15 Human Rights Watch letter to President Barack Obama
2010-12-16 Sweden case updates: Bail appeal hearing
2010-12-24 Huffington Post: Bianca Jagger - Trial by Newspaper
2010-12-24 WikiLeaks in today's media: Extradition coverage
2010-12-27 Notes on the persecution of Julian Assange
2010-12-30 Clearing the Air of Nick Davies' Misinformation
2010-12-30 Selections from Twitter Archive concerning Swedish Investigation
2011-01-06 Bianca Jagger: The Julian Assange 'Trial by Newspaper' - A Response to Nick Davies
2011-01-11 Key Points from Provisional Skeleton Argument on Behalf of Mr Assange
2011-01-11 Misleading press coverage of Julian Assange Trial
2011-01-14 Eyewitness Account from Belmarsh Court
2011-01-15 Julian Assange & Mens Rea, Sweden & Doli Incapax: Extradition Part 4
2011-01-23 Swedish PM denies political role in Assange extradition case
2011-01-31 WikiLeaks and Human Rights: Open Letter for Support
2011-02-06 Julian Assange extradition matrix
2011-02-06 The Skeleton Argument of Julian Assange’s lawyers: Extradition part 5
2011-02-07 Extradition hearing: Day one
2011-02-08 Eyewitness account from Belmarsh trial - February 7
2011-02-08 UPDATE Australian attorney general responds to open letter to PM Gillard re Assange
2011-02-08 Witness statement of Bjorn Hurtig - Summary
2011-02-09 Notas sobre la persecución a Julian Assange
2011-02-11 Extradition hearing: Day three
2011-02-15 Four allegations against Julian Assange & ‘dual criminality’: Extradition Part 6
2011-02-18 Australia appeals to Sweden over Assange
2011-02-24 Extradition hearing: Day four (Final round)
2011-02-24 Julian Assange railroaded by the EAW system, remains NOT GUILTY for the present.
2011-02-24 Swedish Newspaper Aftonbladet Hosts Chat with Julian Assange
2011-03-03 Meeting on 2nd March in Parliament House Canberra with MPs re Julian Assange.
2011-03-04 Jennifer Robinson: Brief to Canberra meeting of MP's re Julian Assange
2011-03-06 Darkness at Noon: Bradley Manning
2011-03-17 WikiLeaks Forum at Sydney Town Hall, 16 March 2011
2011-03-26 WikiLeaks Notes
2011-04-02 WikiLeaks Notes: Parliamentarians question treatment of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
2011-04-06 Hearing date set for Assange extradition appeal
2011-04-26 Open Letter to Kevin Rudd: On Julian Assange and Guantanamo Bay revelations.
2011-06-04 Peter Kemp's conversation with WACA: Australian perspectives on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
2011-06-11 The extradition appeal of Julian Assange: EU melting pots, ambiguities and human rights on trial.
2011-07-05 Sex, lies & no videotape: Göran Rudling dismantles the case against Julian Assange
2011-07-05 Sex, lies, no videotape and more lies. False accusations in the Assange case
2011-07-11 Assange to appeal extradition to Sweden
2011-07-12 Tweet Stream - Julian #Assange's hearing on July 12 & 13 #wjul
2011-07-12 Tweet Stream - WL Central Correspondent LIVE from Hearing

Archive - Videos

  • 2011-07-13: Reuters: Assange arrives at court
    Julian Assange arrives at court on the second day of extradition hearing.
  • 2011-07-12: The Alyona Show: New Julian Assange Appeal
    Kevin Zeese : fear of extradition to the U.S. is legitimate, Sweden and U.S. have close ties.
  • 2011-06-08: European Parliament: European Arrest Warrant used for political purposes
    Gerard Batten MEP states European Arrest Warrant is being used as instrument against political dissidence in the case of Julian Assange. Points out to many irregularities in the Swedish case against him.
  • How to send Wikileaks a short video message of support, concerning the extradition hearing, or the financial blockade for example.