...LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a brief court appearance Monday in his bid to prevent extradition to the United States to face serious espionage charges.
...Peirce said officials at Belmarsh Prison are making it extremely difficult for her to meet with Assange.
...Many advocacy groups have supported Assange's claim that the charges would have a chilling effect on freedom of the press.
...Assange's legal team has tried to delay the hearing so there is more time to prepare, but these requests have been denied.
...Assange has already served a 50-week prison sentence in Britain for jumping bail.
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