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Assange Extradition on Hold: U.S. Faces Backlash as British Judges Request New Guarantees

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Extradition of Assange to the US delayed

The extradition of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been put on hold for at least three weeks as British justice requests new guarantees from the United States regarding his treatment. The British judges have given the American authorities time to provide these guarantees before making a final decision on whether or not to grant extradition.

Assange is currently facing charges in the U.S. 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 after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden.

There have been calls for President Joe Biden to drop the charges against Assange, as his health has been deteriorating during his time in prison. His defense argues that the trial against him is political and that extradition would endanger his health and life. Assange’s lawyers argue that he is being prosecuted for journalistic practices of obtaining and publishing information, while the U.S government argues that he knowingly published names of individuals who served as sources for the U.S..

The court will have to decide whether the guarantees provided by the U.S are satisfactory or not, but if they are not presented within three-week deadline Assange will be able to appeal against his extradition which was accepted by London Government in June 2022 . The persecution of Assange by the U.S justice system has been condemned by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia and Parliament has called for an end to this persecution .

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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