Julian Assange granted right to appeal US extradition

by | May 20, 2024

London’s High Court has granted Julian Assange the right to appeal his extradition to the United States.

The ruling was met with celebrations by dozens of his supporters rallying outside the court. During the hearing, Assange’s legal team contended that Judges Victoria Sharp and Jeremy Johnson should not trust the assurances from US prosecutors regarding his ability to invoke First Amendment rights and protections.

Assange’s team argued that he could face discrimination due to his Australian nationality. In a brief ruling, the judges found the US submissions insufficient and granted Assange permission for a full appeal, focusing on issues related to freedom of speech and nationality.

There is no date set for the hearing as of yet.

 

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