Julian Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

1/25/2022 11:21:00 AM

Julian Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

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Julian Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K. Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court must agree to accept the case before it can move forward.

“We will fight this until Julian is free,” she added.The Supreme Court normally takes about eight sitting weeks after an application is submitted to decide whether to accept an appeal, the court says on its website.The decision is the latest step in Assange’s long battle to avoid a trial in the U.S. on a series of charges related to WikiLeaks’ publication of classified documents more than a decade ago.

Julian Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris (center) addresses the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice after the High Court ruled Assange can seek permission from the Supreme Court to appeal his US extradition.Leon Neal/Getty ImagesJust over a year ago, a district court judge in London rejected a U.S. extradition request on the grounds that Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. U.S. authorities later provided assurances that the WikiLeaks founder wouldn’t face the severe treatment his lawyers said would put his physical and mental health at risk.

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“We will fight this until Julian is free,” she added. The Supreme Court normally takes about eight sitting weeks after an application is submitted to decide whether to accept an appeal, the court says on its website. to U. The decision is the latest step in Assange’s long battle to avoid a trial in the U. They said the U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. on a series of charges related to WikiLeaks’ publication of classified documents more than a decade ago..

Julian Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris (center) addresses the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice after the High Court ruled Assange can seek permission from the Supreme Court to appeal his US extradition.K. Assange’s case now and in the future. Leon Neal/Getty Images Just over a year ago, a district court judge in London rejected a U.S. But the Supreme Court must agree to accept the case before it can move forward. extradition request on the grounds that Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S.S."We will fight this until Julian is free."Make no mistake, we won today in court.

prison conditions. U.S. Assange can only take the case to the Supreme Court if the High Court rules that there are matters of “general public importance” to consider.S. authorities later provided assurances that the WikiLeaks founder wouldn’t face the severe treatment his lawyers said would put his physical and mental health at risk. LEON NEAL/Getty The Supreme Court normally takes about eight sitting weeks after an application is submitted to decide whether to accept an appeal, the court says on its website. The High Court last month , saying that the U. Assange, 50, has been held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison in London since 2019, when he was arrested for skipping bail during a separate legal battle. For years, Assange and his legal team have been fighting attempts by the U.

S.S. promises were enough to guarantee Assange would be treated humanely. Those assurances were the focus of Monday’s ruling by the High Court. Just over a year ago, a district court judge in London rejected a U. Sweden dropped the sex crimes investigations in November 2019 because so much time had elapsed. Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice on January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Assange’s lawyers are seeking to appeal because the U. extradition request on the grounds that Assange was. prosecution of Assange poses a severe threat to press freedoms worldwide.

S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal classified diplomatic cables and military files that WikiLeaks later published, putting lives at risk. offered its assurances after the lower court made its ruling. But the High Court overturned the lower court ruling, saying that the judge should have given the U.S. Constitution that guarantees freedom of the press. the opportunity to offer the assurances before she made her final ruling. Robert Mahoney, deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a statement Monday that"we are glad that Julian Assange will be allowed to apply to appeal his extradition in the U.

The High Court gave Assange permission to appeal so the Supreme Court can decide “in what circumstances can an appellate court receive assurances from a requesting state … in extradition proceedings.” Assange’s lawyers have argued that the U. military wrongdoing in Iraq and Afghanistan.S. government’s pledge that Assange won’t be subjected to extreme conditions is meaningless because it’s conditional and could be changed at the discretion of American authorities. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from the High Court which ruled in his favor to fight extradition to the US.S.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File The U.S. has asked British authorities to extradite Assange so he can stand trial on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse linked to WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of leaked military and diplomatic documents. Assange, 50, has been held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison since 2019, when he was arrested for skipping bail during a separate legal battle. Before that, he spent seven years holed up inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London..

Assange sought protection in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. Sweden dropped the sex crimes investigations in November 2019 because so much time had elapsed. Julian Assanage has been in prison since 2019 for skipping bail during a separate legal battle, and before that, he was hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. AP Photo/Alastair Grant American prosecutors say Assange unlawfully helped U.S.

Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal classified diplomatic cables and military files that WikiLeaks later published, putting lives at risk. Lawyers for Assange argue that their client shouldn’t have been charged because he was acting as a journalist and is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees freedom of the press. They say the documents he published exposed U.

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