Assange Granted Appeal in Extradition Case to US

By Patrick Wilson

London, UK – March 26, 2024 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to appeal his extradition to the United States on espionage charges. A UK High Court ruled that Assange can challenge a previous decision that would have sent him to face trial in the US.

The court agreed to hear Assange’s appeal on three grounds, including concerns over his ability to receive a fair trial and the potential for harsh prison conditions that could endanger his health. The US has been given three weeks to offer assurances on these issues.

This ruling marks a significant development in Assange’s long-running legal battle. He has been fighting extradition since 2010 after WikiLeaks published classified US documents related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The outcome of the appeal remains uncertain, but the decision provides Assange with a temporary reprieve and a chance to further argue his case.

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