Julian Assange lodges legal claim to demand that US charges raised against him be unsealed

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington DC. It directs the Trump administration to unseal charges secretly filed against him. They’re also asking the commission to compel Ecuador to cease espionage activities against Assange, to stop the isolation imposed on him, and to protect him from US extradition.

The urgent request is a 1,172-page application for “precautionary measures”. It’s directed to the international body that monitors US and Ecuadorian compliance with their binding legal obligations.

Assange obtained political asylum at Ecuador’s embassy in London in August 2012. This followed calls to extradite him to the US because of his work as a publisher and editor. So Baltasar Garzón, the international coordinator of Assange’s legal team, is requesting the IACHR intervenes in favour of Assange.

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