Supreme Court extradition hearing – rally details

Posted on January 29, 2012


Following are details on UK Supreme Court access, London rallies, and global solidarity events in support of Julian Assange during his extradition hearing this week:

From the Supreme Court’s website:

“Access to The Supreme Court building: 1 & 2 Feb 2012 – Julian Assange v Swedish Judicial Authority appeal hearing

“… The Supreme Court has scheduled the Assange hearing to be in the largest courtroom, and has made arrangements for an ‘overflow’ courtroom where a live audio/visual feed of the proceedings will be shown. Even with these arrangements in place, we do expect that demand for seats is likely to exceed the number of spaces we can safely make available to the public. For this reason, a queuing system will be put in place on the two days of the hearing, with those arriving earliest being offered seats in the courtroom; once that is full, a further tranche of visitors will be allowed into the overflow room. The court building will open to the public at 09.30 on both days; the hearing begins at 10.30 on both days.

“Please note that, in line with the Court’s usual practice, items of clothing or other materials bearing messages that undermine the diginity of the court or which seek to interfere with the proper administration of justice will not be permitted into the building. …

“Those interested in the case are reminded that the proceedings will be streamed live via the Sky News website

From mmcetera’s blog:

“How to Support Julian Assange at the Supreme Court

London: Solidarity with Julian Assange at the Supreme Court
February 1 & 2 from 8:30AM
Supreme Court (closest underground: Westminster) [directions to the court]
Arranged by London Catholic Worker and Veterans for Peace UK
For those who want to attend the proceedings, they begin at 10:30AM on both days. The court opens at 9:30AM, but if you wish to attain a seat in the public gallery, I would recommend getting to the courthouse by 8:00AM. …

Sydney: Vigil for Julian Assange as he faces court in London
February 1 & 2, 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Sydney Town Hall (map available on above link)
Arranged by Stop the War Coalition Sydney 

Across the Globe:
The proceedings will be live-streamed at the Sky News website.”

Liberte-info’s website also has additional details about participating in the London support rallies.

Friends of Julian Assange will also be present at the hearings; I’ll be tweeting, live-blogging from the court, and posting daily summaries at

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