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Julian Assange put the lives of sources and informants in "immediate" danger, lawyers for the US government told a London court on Monday as the WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearing began.

Assange, 48, was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in April last year, on a US extradition warrant. He had lived at the embassy since claiming asylum there in 2012.

He faces 18 charges in the US for his alleged role in encouraging, receiving and publishing classified documents linked to national defense. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 175 years in jail.

At Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, US counsel James Lewis said that by publishing the unredacted cables, Assange had put the lives of sources and informants in "immediate" danger, and damaged the capabilities of US forces carrying out operations abroad.


let me preface this by saying that I'm not a fan of Julian Assange, however, can we really believe allegations from US government lawyers, after both Pompeo and Trump lied about the rationale for assassinating Qasem Soleimani?

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