Julian Assange can appeal extradition, UK High Court rules

HC rules that Assange can continue his legal battle, unless the US assures he's not exposed to the death penalty within three weeks

Assange had applied to be able to appeal the extradition at a further hearing (photo: National Herald archives)
Assange had applied to be able to appeal the extradition at a further hearing (photo: National Herald archives)
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UK judges on Tuesday delayed their ruling on Julian Assange's extradition to the US, and asked the US for further assurances that the self-styled whistleblower would not face the death penalty if extradited.

The UK abolished the death penalty in the 1960s.

Assange had applied to be able to appeal the extradition at a further hearing. The court ruled on Tuesday that he could, unless the US provided "satisfactory assurances" within three weeks that his life would not be at risk and on whether he could rely on the First Amendment of the US Constitution which protects freedom of speech.

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