LIVE: Rapper M.I.A. attends Assange extradition trial in London

LIVE: Rapper M.I.A. attends Assange extradition trial in London

Ruptly is live outside the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London on Monday, September 21, as rapper M.I.A attends the Julian Assange extradition trial

The hearing comes months later than initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to his supporters Assange is in poor health and has been under threat of contracting the virus in prison where infection cases have been reported. It is unclear if he will appear in the court in person

The WikiLeaks co-founder has been behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2019. He faces multiple charges in the US related to espionage.