UK: Court Allows US Regime to Appeal Denial of Political Prisoner Julian Assange’s Extradition

Source: US News & World Report

“Britain’s High Court has granted the U.S. government permission to appeal a decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be sent to the United States to face [transparently fake] espionage charges. The judicial office said Wednesday that the appeal had been granted and the case would be listed for a High Court hearing. No date has been set. In January, a lower court judge refused an American request to send Assange to the U.S. to face spying charges over WikiLeaks’[s] publication of secret military documents a decade ago. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied extradition on health grounds, saying Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. The judge ordered that Assange must remain in prison during any potential U.S. appeal, ruling that the Australian citizen ‘has an incentive to abscond’ if he were freed.” (07/07/21)