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17 Apr, 2024 09:41

Will the US Justice Department offer Julian Assange a deal?

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WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange has been held in London’s notorious maximum-security Belmarsh Prison for almost five years. Before that, he was in self-imposed exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. A few years ago, the CIA made plans to kill or kidnap Assange in broad daylight in the streets of London, if the US government’s request to extradite him turned out to be unsuccessful. But that request is pending and is likely to go forward in the near future. The big question then is whether the US Justice Department will offer Assange a deal he can live with or whether he will be forced to go on trial for his life. On this episode of The Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with journalist and Consortium News editor Joe Lauria and activist and radio host Randy Credico about what the future might hold for Julian Assange.

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