UK: Amnesty International to observe Julian Assange extradition hearing

Expert will be live tweeting from Woolwich Crown Court from 10am, 24 February

Amnesty International’s expert on human rights in Europe will be attending the extradition hearing of Julian Assange on Monday.
She will be live tweeting from the hearing and will be available for interview. Amnesty International is calling on authorities in the US to drop all espionage and other related charges that Julian Assange is facing as part of the US extradition request to allow for his prompt release.  
If these charges are not dropped, Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to ensure that he is not extradited to the USA where he would face a real risk of serious human rights violations.
For more information or to arrange an interview contact  Lucy Scholey, Media Relations, Amnesty International Canada, 613-853-2142,  
This week Amnesty International launched a campaign ahead of extradition hearing
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