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Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

By JILL LAWLESS | February 24, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.A lawyer for the U.S. authorities,...

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.A judge at...

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.Famous backers, including Pink Floyd’s...

Son of Mexican drug kingpin pleads not guilty to US charges

By ASHRAF KHALIL | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin pleaded not guilty Friday to federal drug charges during an appearance in U.S. District Court after his overnight extradition from Mexico.Ruben Oseguera faces charges of conspiracy to distribute...

Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for Assange

By OLEG CETINIC | February 20, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Julian Assange's European defense team said Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose full hearings for extradition to the United States on spying charges start next week in London.French team member...

Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016...

Germany releases Iranian wanted by US; Iran lets German go

February 19, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German officials confirmed Wednesday that a court has ordered the release of an Iranian man wanted by the United States, but declined to comment on reports that the move was part of a prisoner swap with Iran.The United States was seeking...

Suspect in migrant truck deaths can fight extradition to UK

February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London won a delay Wednesday to his extradition from Ireland to the U.K.At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy ruled that 23-year-old...

Mozambique drops appeal in South Africa over former minister

By TOM BOWKER | February 10, 2020

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The Mozambican attorney general’s office on Monday withdrew its appeal to South African courts to have former Finance Minister Manuel Chang extradited back home amid a massive debt scandal.Chang faces trial in the United...

Australian Parliament to call for Israel to return principal

By ROD McGUIRK | February 10, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament is expected to pass a motion on Monday calling for Israel to immediately extradite a former school principal wanted on dozens of charges of child sex abuse.The motion to be moved by lawmakers from...

Man pleads guilty to running service that offered child porn

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 6, 2020

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who spent years fighting his extradition from Ireland to the U.S. pleaded guilty Thursday in a Maryland courtroom to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access more than 1 million files of child...

Mom fails to meet deadline to bring missing kids to Idaho

By REBECCA BOONE | January 30, 2020

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mom of two children missing since September failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities in Idaho on Thursday.That clears the way for a judge to potentially hold Lori Vallow in contempt of court, a...