Extradition of Assange to the US delayed

Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US Put on Hold: Can British Justice Find a Way to Ensure his Protection?

Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States has been put on hold by British justice, which has requested new guarantees from the U.S. regarding his treatment before granting extradition. The British judges have given the U.S. three weeks to provide these guarantees, as Assange is facing charges for a massive leak of confidential documents.

The U.S. is being asked to ensure that Assange can benefit from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects freedom of expression. If the guarantees are not presented within the three-week deadline, Assange will be able to appeal against his extradition, which was accepted by the London Government in June 2022.

Assange was arrested in 2019 after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. He faced charges for publishing over 700,000 classified documents, including a video showing civilians being killed by a U.S. helicopter in Iraq and other sensitive information about military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There have been calls for President Joe Biden to drop the charges against Assange as his health has deteriorated during his time in prison and he argues that his trial is political and that extradition would endanger his health and life. His defense also argues that he is being prosecuted for journalistic practices of obtaining and publishing information rather than any crime committed against him or others.

The court will have to decide whether the guarantees provided by the U.S are satisfactory or not, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia has denounced the persecution of Assange by the U.S justice system and Parliament has called for an end to this persecution.

In summary, Julian Assange’s extradition to America has been temporarily halted due to British justice requesting new assurances regarding his treatment before granting extradition; Assange faces charges for publishing over 700,000 classified documents while defending himself saying that trial is political; there have been calls for President Joe Biden to drop charges against him due to his deteriorating health; prime minister Anthony Albanese of Australia denounced persecution of Assange by US Justice system; parliament called for an end

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