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10/2/20 Kevin Gosztola: Day 17 of the Assange Extradition Hearing

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Kevin Gosztola discusses two major points from the recent round of testimony in the Assange hearing. First, the defense has been trying to emphasize the deplorable conditions Assange would be likely to face in an American supermax prison. This is something a judge must consider under British extradition law. Gosztola also brings up the bizarre story of UC Global, a security firm employed by American billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson. Two former UC Global employees testified that American intelligence had tasked them with surveilling Assange in the Ecuadorean embassy—this illegal conduct prompted them to testify in Assange’s defense. Read more of Gosztola’s coverage of the hearing at

Discussed on the show:

  • “The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange” (YouTube)
  • “UC Global Employees Testify On US Spying Operation Against Assange” (Shadowproof)
  • “US intelligence sources discussed poisoning Julian Assange, court told” (The Guardian)
  • “Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange” (The Grayzone)

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Follow him on Twitter @kgosztola.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson;; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom;; Listen and Think Audio;; and

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