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British High Court Grants Julian Assange Permission to Appeal Extradition to the US

24 Jan

Some good news:

The British High Court has granted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s request to be able to appeal his extradition to the United States.

Assange faces charges in the US under the Espionage Act for his publication of the Iraq and Afghan War Logs. If convicted he could face a maximum sentence of 175 years for the “crime” of publishing material that the US government did not want the population to know.

On Monday, the court ruled that Assange’s request to certify a point of law was legitimate.

“The point of law certified is: In what circumstances can an appellate court receive assurances from a requesting state which were not before the court of first instance in extradition proceedings,” court documents read.

 
16 Comments

Posted by on January 24, 2022 in good news, The Kulturkampf

 

16 responses to “British High Court Grants Julian Assange Permission to Appeal Extradition to the US

  1. Deacon Blues

    January 24, 2022 at 11:26 am

    God speed to him. If the Deep State gets its hands on him he’ll end up like McAfee and Epstein.

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      Agreed.

       
    • awildgoose

      January 24, 2022 at 1:43 pm

      Speaking of Jeffy, I wonder what Julian and his people might have on Epstein and co.

      Maybe this extradition push is a response to Ghislaine’s threat to start naming names…

       
      • Will S.

        January 24, 2022 at 3:03 pm

        🙂

         
    • freemattpodcast

      January 25, 2022 at 1:53 pm

      DB: Polite correction. He will get “Epsteined”. This is now a “proper verb”.

       
  2. feeriker

    January 24, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Dare we hope his appeal is successful?

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      Hope and pray!

       
  3. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 24, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Every time they bring this up, the government gives themselves a black eye. They should have let it go a long time ago.

     
  4. elspeth

    January 24, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I think Trump pretty much lost me when he failed to pardon Assange. Not only because he didn’t, but because of who he chose to pardon.

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2022 at 7:07 pm

      Yeah, didn’t Trump pardon some gangsta rap thug?

       
  5. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 24, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    What Julian Assange did was to make secret info public. He is being charged as if he gave the info to our government’s worst enemy. Could that be it? Is that the way our government sees us?

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2022 at 10:08 pm

      Julian Assange is an Australian, yet the U.S. government wants to charge him with treason.

      How can a foreign national who never even lived, far as I know, in the U.S., be guilty of treason?

      Don’t you at least have to be living in a country to carry out treasonous acts against it, literally speaking?

      I think it’s all a sham.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        January 24, 2022 at 10:48 pm

        From watching Braveheart, wasn’t that William Wallace’s argument? It would seem that judges are not prepared to listen to the obvious. Treason still carries the death sentence in the US. I think the US government is just mad about him going public and embarrassing them. From my point of view, the police are collectively far more dangerous. They are subverting the Constitution at every opportunity by violating civil rights under the color of law and by force of arms. Who will prosecute them?

         
      • Will S.

        January 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm

        Yeah.

         
      • Will S.

        January 24, 2022 at 10:52 pm

        Speaking of Wallace, and tomorrow being Robbie Burns’ Day…

        … stay tuned for a poetry interlude in just a bit over an hour. 🙂

         

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