Assange will spend Christmas in jail

A decision will not be made on whether Julian Assange should be extradited until 2021, the Old Bailey heard. Assange’s barrister Edward Fitzgerald had requested a four-week break between the final witness and closing statements. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser previously told him not ‘to count’ on being granted the delay and expressed her wish to wrap up the case by Tuesday October 6. But today she relented and agreed to receive written closing statements instead of closing speeches and will…

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