Assange Attorney: US Government Plotted “Kidnapping & Poisoning” Of Wikileaks Publisher
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s attorney has claimed that the government of the united States has plotted to kidnap and poison Assange.
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Assange’s lawyer Edward Fitzgerald told Judge Vanessa Baraitser that the plan was to make Assange’s death appear like an accident.
He claims that US intelligence agencies would with Spanish company UC Global to extensively spy on Assange while he was inside the embassy.
In fact, he claimed that “extreme measures” were ” considered.
In a February 24, 2020 tweet, Wikileaks tweeted, “Fitzgerald: Julian Assange was subjected to surveillance on the instructions of US intelligence while in the Ecuadorian embassy. A witness (unnamed) has provided detail including how they collected sound recordings from microphones every 14 days.”
They then followed up with, “Witness #2 will testify that: “extreme measures” such as kidnapping or poisoning Assange were discussed among personnel involved in the espionage operation.”
RT has the story:
Fitzgerald claimed that recordings were collected every 14 days and handed over to US intelligence services. The surveillance even included footage of Assange meeting with his legal team, breaching attorney-client privilege, he said.
“There were conversations about whether there should be more extreme measures contemplated, such as kidnapping or poisoning Assange in the embassy,” Fitzgerald told the court.
The source of the claim heard in court on Monday is a whistleblower known only as ‘witness two’, responsible for exposing UC Global owner David Morales and his role in the surveillance operation for “the dark side” — meaning the US government. The witness described the Americans as “desperate.”
One suggestion was that the embassy door could be left open, which could make a kidnapping look like an “accident.” There wasn’t as much information given about the poisoning claim.
This was not the first time claims had been made that the US considered such extreme measures for dealing with Assange.
In a 2019 presentation on the technical aspects of the surveillance operation, German hacker Andy Muller-Maguhn, who had visited Assange inside the embassy, claimed that kidnapping and poisoning were options for the US government and that all doors and windows in the embassy were documented so various options could be explored.
The surveillance was so intense that bugs were even implanted in a fire extinguisher and in a bathroom that Assange used, he said.
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The New York Post adds:
Assange was even filmed meeting with his legal team — and got so desperate about constant surveillance that he started sleeping in a tent inside his bedroom, the Telegraph reported.
It was part of an alleged plot that contemplated a sinister ending for the hacker accused of putting lives at risk with his massive dump of top-secret US documents and diplomatic cables, the court was told.
“There were conversations about whether there should be more extreme measures contemplated, such as kidnapping or poisoning Julian Assange in the embassy,” Assange’s attorney, Edward Fitzgerald, told the court, according to the Daily Mail.
US Global’s owner, David Morales, was exposed by a mysterious Iberian whistleblower known only as “Witness Two,” the report says.
Witness Two revealed that Morales “said the Americans were desperate and had even suggested more extreme measures could be applied against the guest to put an end to the situation,” Fitzgerald told the court, the Mail said.
Morales was actively working with “the dark side — in other words, US intelligence agencies,” Fitzgerald claimed, according to the report. As if that was not enough, there’s more.
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Again, from RT:
Last October, during a hearing to request a delay to February’s extradition, Assange’s legal team also argued that the US had tried to “kidnap and harm” the journalist. Mark Summers QC also brought up the fact that the US had been “intruding” on conversations between him and his lawyers, but Judge Baraitser denied the request for more time.
‘They might shoot you’
The threat of death has likely not been far from Assange’s mind since he launched WikiLeaks back in 2006.
Last year, his father John Shipton revealed that he warned his son that he could be killed for his work.
“You want to be careful because they might shoot you, or push you off a bridge,” Shipton recalls telling him.
None of this is surprising. Remember when all the nutballs in the mainstream media were talking about assassinating him?
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