Assange may be allowed to appeal

Published 26 March 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Melbourne demonstration in 2022.

The Wikileaks founder may have another chance to appeal the UK’s decision to extradite him to the US, the High Court in London announced today.

But only if the US fails to provide sufficient assurances that Assange will not be unfairly treated if extradited – including the risk of being sentenced to death.

During this week’s hearing, Assange and his lawyers put forward nine reasons why he should not be extradited to the US, including that the extradition is illegal. The British judges agreed with three of them and announced today that the US must provide assurances that the Wikileaks founder will not be treated unfairly if he is extradited. Among other things, it must promise that Assange will not face the death penalty, The Guardian reports.

If the US fails to provide the court with the correct information within three weeks, Assange will have a chance to appeal in May.

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