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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

"UK high court endorses Julian Assange’s appeal challenging US extradition"

From Jurist:

The London High Court of Justice ruled in favor of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday, clearing the way for his appeal to the UK Supreme Court. Assange’s appeal challenges a previous decision from the high court which overturned a decision blocking his extradition to the US on espionage charges.

Since July 2020, Assange has been locked in a court battle with US prosecutors in UK courts. The legal battle began when the US requested the extradition of Assange on charges of illegally receiving and publishing classified information. Assange claimed that, under the Extradition Act of 2003, he should not be extradited. Assange expressed concern that US prison conditions would be too harsh for his mental health.

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