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Media: Trump administration was considering options to kidnap and kill Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks

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Media: Trump administration was considering options to kidnap and kill Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks In April 2019, police in London arrested Assange after he was denied asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
By of information Yahoo News, U.S. intelligence agencies and the administration of former President Donald Trump were planning several ways to kidnap and even kill WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain. In fact, they wanted to declare war on WikiLeaks and everyone associated with this organization, for several years they closely monitored all of its employees around the world, recorded on video all of Assange’s actions in the Ecuadorian embassy.
According to multiple sources from Yahoo News journalists, planning for the assassination of the WikiLeaks founder was underway at the highest levels of President Trump’s administration. Assange was fortunate that the plans were never approved by the president and top administration officials, though CIA leadership insisted that the operation be carried out immediately, at least in terms of kidnapping and classifying his whereabouts.
Notably, on June 26, 2021, one of the key witnesses in the U.S. case against Assange, Icelander Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson admitted that he fabricated key testimony against the founder of WikiLeaks. It was this material that the U.S. used in its indictment. Thordarson was recruited by U.S. CIA officials and used within WikiLeaks to gather information and data that the intelligence agencies could not obtain on their own.
Assange is now 50 years old and in a British prison in a separate cell. He has spent eight years locked up, hiding since June 2012 in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been in hiding several times. received subpoenas from law enforcement to come to the police department for extradition to the United States, where he faces a total of 17 charges of espionage and hacking into government computer systems. If extradited to the U.S., the WikiLeaks founder could be sentenced to 175 years in a maximum-security prison. Although U.S. prosecutors have stated that the sentence would be lighter, it is likely that the prosecution would require four to six years in prison.
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Professor Nils Melzer in 2019 told about Assange’s methods of psychological pressure, up to and including torture, during his time inside the embassy and in prison.
In early April 2019, Assange was stripped of his asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy "for repeated violations of international conventions." In fact, the embassy had to extradite him to British authorities. On April 11, 2019, Assange was extradited to London at the request of the U.S. arrested London Metropolitan Police.
In September 2020, a prison psychiatrist diagnosed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism).
In October 2020, attorneys for the founder of WikiLeaks found out that the FBI has seized all legally privileged material from Julian Assange since his arrest, including records from his personal archives. And without that information, it became difficult to conduct a meaningful defense of his extradition case.
In mid-December 2020, rumors surfaced that U.S. President Donald Trump was going to pardon Assange. But this, as former U.S. intelligence agent Edward Snowden clarified on Twitter, turned out to be ended up being incorrect information.
On January 4, 2021, the Central Criminal Court in London denied United States to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Lawyers for the U.S. side appealed the decision. On Jan. 6, a British court denied Julian Assange on bail and left him in custody pending a U.S. extradition appeal. Assange’s defense assured that there was no risk of flight. The U.S. administration continues to seek Assange’s extradition.

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