Assange stripped naked and handcuffed, lawyer tells court Feb 26, 2020 0 398 12345 London: Julian Assange was stripped naked twice and handcuffed 11 times coming and going from court, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer told his US extradition hearing in London on Tuesday.Assange faces charges under the US Espionage Act for the 2010 release of a trove of files detailing the realities of US military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.“Yesterday, Mr Assange was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice at Belmarsh and put in five separate holding cells,” his lawyer Edward Fitzgerald said on Tuesday.He warned that Assange’s treatment could “impinge on these proceedings”. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES More coronavirus deaths, infections outside China raise pandemic fears Feb 26, 2020 0 573 Trump, accused of sexual misconduct himself, hails Weinstein verdict Feb 26, 2020 0 1032 13 killed, 150 injured in Delhi riots Feb 26, 2020 0 938 One dead, homes flooded after heavy rains in Indonesia Jakarta: Floods hit large sections of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and its surrounding areas on Tuesday after days of rain, inundating thousands of homes and killing at least one person. Floodwaters were recorded at .. Pakistan releases Pashtun rights activist from jail Peshawar: A leading Pakistani ethnic minority rights activist known for criticising the country’s powerful armed forces was released from jail on Tuesday, weeks after a court granted him bail. Manzoor Pashteen has .. Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over jailing of Swedish book publisher Stockholm: Sweden’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador after Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was jailed in China for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. Gui, one .. COVID-19 spreads beyond Italy to other European countries Rome: New cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday throughout Europe, in the continent’s hotspot of Italy, but also in Austria, Croatia, Spain and Switzerland, even as European health ministers were .. Top US official urges Afghans to unite for Taliban talks amid election dispute Washington: The United States on Tuesday urged Afghan leaders to unite for upcoming talks with the Taliban, pointedly not congratulating President Ashraf Ghani on his disputed victory. In a statement a week after the .. Brexit talks turn sour as EU, UK clash AFP Brussels Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU’s negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week. ..