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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wins the right to appeal against US extradition

WikiLeaks founder filed the appeal against the extradition in February 2024.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won the right to appeal against US extradition!

After more than a decade of legal battles, on Monday, a British court gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange permission to launch a full appeal against his extradition to the United States on espionage charges.

As reported, Two judges responded to US assurances that Mr Assange will not face the death penalty – and can rely on the First Amendment right to free speech if he faced a trial for spying.

Two judges at the High Court in London said the Australian-born Assange could have a full appeal to hear his argument that he might be discriminated against because he is a foreign national.

Assange — who is in Belmarsh Prison — now has several months to prepare a full appeal in the UK.

He will challenge US assurances on his trial’s conduct and free speech rights. If he wins, he could be released and avoid extradition.

The news in favour of the WikiLeaks founder was cheered among his supporters.

His wife Stella Assange told the news outlet that it would be a “decisive” day in the protracted legal battle.

His wife further added that she would “fight on until Julian is free”, whatever the judges ruled.

 

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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