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Judge Keeps Assange In Glass Box For Extradition Proceedings
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Judge Keeps Assange In Glass Box For Extradition Proceedings

Published: February 29, 2020  |  7 min read, 1387 words
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Defendants in the United States sit with their counsel. They are not held in a “secure dock” in a manner that physically removes them from proceedings. Yet, in the United Kingdom, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition to the U.S., a magistrate court judge decided he must remain isolated in a glass box at the back of the courtroom. The first proceedings in Assange’s extradition hearing concluded on Thursday at the Woolwich courthouse in London, which is adjacent to Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh where Assange is detained. Assange is charged with 17 counts of violating... READ MORE
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Investigative
March 1, 2020
Investigative
Here we have an excellent example of authentic journalism. The Author does a splendid job of thoroughly examining the referenced issue with a merciless and unyielding weather eye. Not a single aspect of the matter escapes his investigative gaze. Dispensing with caterwauling appeals to conscience or emotional suasion, the Author's laser-like focus brings all the quotes, commentary, and sourcing pointedly to bear on the crux of the topic. An informative and interesting read as regards jurisprudence alone and a decidedly worthwhile read overall. Five stars!
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Well Sourced
March 2, 2020
Well Sourced
Well written article on an important subject. Assange has been subjected to a sustained campaign of character assassination and persecution. His treatment in the courtroom is just the latest assault on him by the British state.
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Investigative
March 2, 2020
Investigative
Great write up, without any plainly obvious injected bias, including good quotes from reputable sources. They did not touch on the opposite side of the discussion, which would be any arguments for legitimate reasons to use the glass box; however, that would be my only short coming of this piece, and the reason for the deduction.
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Great Context
March 4, 2020
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Overall, a fantastic bit of context on Assange's defense and ongoing trial. My only criticism is that I wish author Kevin Gosztola provided a source to go along with this statement: "What is said may be overheard by microphones, a concern for Assange given the espionage operation that was conducted by a Spanish security company that targeted him on behalf of the CIA while he was in the Ecuador embassy."
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