U.K. High Court Allows Assange’s Appeal to Supreme Court on Procedural Ground of Timing of U.S. Assurances

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Friday, January 28, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On January 24, 2022, the High Court in London ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal to the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court against extradition to the United States.  The U.S. has requested his extradition on 18 federal counts – 17 of espionage and one of computer misuse – in the U.S. with respect to WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of leaked documents concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.[1]



[1]   Rachel Treisman, A court in the U.K. says Julian Assange can keep fighting his extradition to the U.S>, NPR, Jan. 14, 2022.