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Activists sue the CIA for spying on Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy

A group of US lawyers and journalists are suing the CIA and former CIA director Mike Pompeo for illegally collecting information and spying on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Bloomberg noted that prosecutors alleged that US intelligence illegally copied data from electronic devices of journalists and lawyers when they visited Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

It is noteworthy that the visitors of the embassy had to hand over their equipment to security, which was managed by the Spanish agency UC Global. According to the prosecutors, the Spaniards cooperated with American intelligence. CIA officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed an appeal against the extradition of the United Kingdom to the United States on 1 July.

Gareth Pearce, principal partner at Assange law firm Berenberg Pearce & Partners, said two appeals had been lodged with the UK High Court to challenge his extradition. Now the court must decide whether the appeal can be heard.

Meanwhile, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he would start a campaign to dismantle the Statue of Liberty in New York if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was extradited and convicted in the United States.

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