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8/15, 7:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Assange's visitors sue CIA, Pompeo - media

According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) illegally spied on doctors, attorneys, and journalists who met in person with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, numerous media reported during the day. The suit was allegedly filed on behalf of four people with American citizenship against the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo, who was at that post at the time. The reason - a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

''Prior to their visits each visitor was required to surrender his or her electronic devices, e.g. smartphones, laptops etc. to employees of Defendant Undercover Global (UC Global),'' Russian media Sputnik reported, citing the complaint. According to the media, a Spanish security company that was working with the embassy, UG Global, later copied these data and passed on this information to the CIA without the visitors' consent, who are now suing the company as well.

At the moment, Assange is being held in prison in the United Kingdom, where he was moved after leaving the embassy in 2019. He is now waiting for approval to appeal against the UK's decision to extradite him to the United States.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / MM