WikiLeaks: Complaint by Julian Assange's lawyers against the CIA

WikiLeaks : Complaint by lawyers of Julian Assange against the CIA

Julian Assange, founder from WikiLeaks

American lawyers for the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, announced on Monday that they are filing a complaint against the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo, whom they accuse of; recorded their conversations and copied content from their phones and computers.

The lawyers and two journalists who joined the lawsuit are all Americans and claim that the intelligence agency violated their constitutional right to privacy, in that it occurrence with Julian Assange, who is Australian.

They claim that the CIA worked with a security firm hired by the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Julian Assange had then taken refuge, to spy on the founder of WikiLeaks, his lawyers, journalists and others he met.

Julian Assange faces extradition from Britain to the United States, where he faces charges of ;having published diplomatic cables relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010.

According to lawyer Robert Boyle, who represents the plaintiffs, these alleged acts of espionage mean that Mr Assange's right to a fair trial has now been tainted, if not nullified, because the government now knows the content of these exchanges, he told reporters.

“There should be sanctions, until these charges are dismissed or the extradition request is withdrawn, in response to these activities which are so clearly unconstitutional.

— Robert Boyle, Plaintiffs' Counsel

The complaint was filed by lawyers Margaret Ratner Kunstler and Deborah Hrbek, as well as journalists Charles Glass and John Goetz.

It targets the CIA, its former director and ex-secretary of & #x27;State Mike Pompeo, security firm Undercover Global and its president David Morales Guillen.

The complaint alleges that Undercover Global, which was under contract with the Ecuadorian embassy, ​​on behalf of the CIA, collected information on the electronic devices of the complainants, in particular exchanges with Mr. Assange, and placed microphones in the building, including the recordings as well as the images monitoring were also sent to the US agency.

Julian Assange has appealed the UK's decision to grant the US extradition request United States.

The charges against him could lead to a sentence of 'imprisonment of up to 175 years.

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