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March 24, 2023

Raindance film festival jury to include Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to join the jury for this year’s Raindance film festival, informs The Guardian. According to the quoted source, Raindance revealed the high-profile addition on Twitter.
Assange remains at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has claimed political asylum since last summer in order to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations.
His lawyer has argued his client would not receive a fair trial, while Assange fears he could face onward extradition to the US in relation to WikiLeaks’ disclosure of a huge trove of classified US military and diplomatic documents.

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