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A demonstrator protests outside of the Old Bailey court in central London on 8 September 2020, on the second day of the resumption of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing.  - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Assange Extradition Hearing Postponed Until Monday Over COVID-19 Concerns

A hearing to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States resumed on Monday at the London Central Criminal Court, after six months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday marks the fourth day of the Julian Assange extradition hearings, which continue at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London.

The US Department of Justice is seeking to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges; the whistleblower faces 175 years in prison.

The WikiLeaks founder, who has been locked at the maximum-security prison of Belmarsh since his arrest at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in April 2019, will be attending the trial from behind a glass panel, away from his defence team.

The hearing is expected to last at least three weeks.

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13:39 GMT 10.09.2020
Reporters Without Borders' Rebecca Vincent on Difficulty in Accessing Today's Hearing
13:37 GMT 10.09.2020
Assange's Father John Shipton Speaks About Prosecution of His Son
12:17 GMT 10.09.2020
Assange's Defence Team Has Been Denied Access to Their Client, Source Says
10:03 GMT 10.09.2020
Assange Extradition Hearing Adjourned Till Monday, Awaiting COVID Test Results of One of Prosecution Lawyers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange´s extradition hearing in London's Central Criminal Court has been postponed until Monday over concerns that one of the US prosecutors might have been exposed to COVID-19, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The court is deciding whether to extradite Assange to the United States where he is wanted on espionage charges.

09:44 GMT 10.09.2020
Protesters Attempt to Hang a Banner Onto Barrier
09:10 GMT 10.09.2020
Unconfirmed Reports Suggest Today's Hearing Won't Go Ahead Because a US Lawyer's Husband Has Come Down With COVID-Like Symptoms
08:47 GMT 10.09.2020
Several People Gather to Protest Extradition Hearing
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