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WikiLeaks’ founder Assange vows to fight extradition from UK to United States

WikiLeaks’ founder Assange vows to fight extradition from UK to United States

MICHAEL HOLDEN THE wife of Julian Assange vowed to fight using every possible legal avenue after British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the WikiLeaks founder's extradition to the United States to face criminal charges. Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks' release of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which Washington said had put lives in danger. His supporters say he is an anti-establishment hero who has been victimised because he exposed U.S. wrongdoing in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that his prosecution is a politically…
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Retired judge apologises to Phosa

Retired judge apologises to Phosa

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER AN ugly public spat between two of South African leading legal eagles has ended with an apology and withdrawal of criminal charges. ANC veteran Mathews Phosa and retired Constitutional Court judge Zak Yacoob have smoked the peace pipe after several days of a public exchange and threats of criminal action. At the heart of the dispute was the interpretation of the ANC “step aside” rule, in terms of which ANC members facing criminal charges are withdrawn from official positions.  The settlement was brokered by Dr Khulu Mbatha, an ANC veteran, advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa and a…
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U.S. charges Libyan in 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270

U.S. charges Libyan in 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270

MARK HOSENBALL and DAVID SHEPARDSON THE United States has unsealed criminal charges against a third alleged conspirator in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, mostly Americans. The suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, a former senior Libyan intelligence official, was charged with two criminal counts related to the bombing. He is in Libyan custody, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said, adding that U.S. officials are hopeful that Libya will allow Masud to be tried in the United States. "No amount of time or distance will stop the United States and…
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