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British Justice System: Victory for Assange as They Refuse Extradition without New Protections

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Extradition of Assange to the US delayed

In a victory for Julian Assange, the British justice system has refused to grant extradition to the United States without new guarantees regarding the treatment of the Wikileaks founder. The decision came after three weeks of deliberations and was based on concerns that Assange’s rights to freedom of expression under the First Amendment would not be protected in American courts.

Assange is facing charges for publishing over 700,000 classified documents, including a video showing civilians being killed by a U.S. helicopter in Iraq. He was arrested in 2019 and has been held in prison ever since, despite calls from around the world for his release.

The U.S. judicial system has argued that Assange knowingly published names of individuals who served as sources for the U.S., but his lawyers argue that he is being prosecuted for journalistic practices rather than any wrongdoing. There have also been concerns about his health and well-being while in prison, with some arguing that his time there has taken a toll on his mental and physical health.

If the guarantees are not presented within the three-week deadline, Assange will be able to appeal against his extradition and continue to fight for his freedom from British justice. It remains to be seen what these guarantees will entail, but it is clear that this decision marks a significant victory for Assange and those who believe in protecting freedom of expression and journalism around the world.

By Samantha Jones

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