Wikileaks found ill, misses hearing

World News

May 30, 2019 - 11:04 AM

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange missed a court session today, apparently due to health problems. He had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Lawyer Gareth Peirce told the court Assange was “not very well.”

Assange, 47, is in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail in Britain while fighting extradition to the United States, which accuses him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources.

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