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Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest outside the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, Britain, 9 September 2020. - Sputnik International

Live Updates: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing, Day 9

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The WikiLeaks founder has been indicted by the US Department of Justice on 18 charges, most of them regarding violations under the Espionage Act. He is facing extradition from the UK to the US. If convicted, Assange may face up to 175 years in prison.

The ninth day of hearings into the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started, with two defence witnesses due to be called: Carey Shenkman, a lawyer specialising in human rights and constitutional law (he started testifying on Thursday) and journalist Nicolas Hager.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sent to Belmarsh prison in April 2019 after his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He is attending the trial from behind a glass panel, away from his defence team. 

The hearing on his extradition is expected to last at least three weeks, with high chances for the verdict to be appealed by the losing side.

Assange was indicted by the US Department of Justice on 18 charges, most of them regarding violations under the Espionage Act. He is facing extradition to the United States. If convicted of these charges, Assange may face up to 175 years in prison.

*Follow Sputnik's feed for the latest updates from the hearing. 

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Court is Adjourned
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13:37 GMT 18.09.2020
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13:17 GMT 18.09.2020
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11:35 GMT 18.09.2020
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11:32 GMT 18.09.2020
Conflict Over El-Masri's Statement
11:05 GMT 18.09.2020
Statement From One of Assange's Lawyers Expected to Be Read
10:30 GMT 18.09.2020
Khalid El-Masri is Expected to Testify in Court
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'Tired of News Coverage' of Assange, Says Hager
10:00 GMT 18.09.2020
Investigative Journo Nicolas Hager Explains How He Sees His Role
09:58 GMT 18.09.2020
First Defence Witness to Testify on Friday
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The Hearing Starts at 10 AM
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