‘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
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.