WikiLeaks’ Assange too ill to appear via video link in U.S. extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said.

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Julian Assange’s belongings ‘to be confiscated’ by US authorities

“It is an unprecedented attack on the rights of the defence, freedom of expression and access to information exposing massive human rights abuses and corruption. We call on international protection institutions to intervene to put a stop to this persecution,”/Adam ForrestThe Independent

Julian Assange’s belongings from his time living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London will be seized by US prosecutors in the UK  Monday, according to WikiLeaks.

Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to allow US prosecutors to “help themselves” to items at the embassy – including legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment – the organisation has claimed.