London Court Adjourned Hearings on Assange Extradition to USA at Least until September
The first stage of the proceedings on the extradition of Assange to the United States took place in a London court in February, the second stage was to start on May 18 and last three weeks. However, the Australian defense requested a postponement of the meeting until September due to an outbreak of the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus. The prosecution side also agreed with this position, pointing out that it is not safe to hold hearings in the current environment.
The judge initially intended to postpone the start of the hearing to November 2, since up to this point in the court schedule there was no “window” for conducting a three-week trial. However, the defense indicated that this was too much delay. Now the hearing continues in September, possibly in a different court.