‘I can’t think properly’: Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extradition

Prosecution of WikiLeaks founder a ‘political attempt’ by Trump to intimidate journalists, says defence lawyer

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Julian Assange appeared to fight back tears and said “I can’t think properly” as he faced court to fight extradition to the US.

The WikiLeaks founder also mumbled, paused and stuttered as he confirmed his name and date of birth at the beginning of the start of a case management hearing in London on Monday.

The American government is seeking to extradite the 48-year-old to prosecute him over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.