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US Begins Legal Appeal to Extradite Assange

BoomRadioNG | October 28, 2021
Lawyers for the US have told the High Court the judge who blocked Julian Assange’s extradition was misled by his psychiatrist. The United States government is starting a legal appeal to try to get the Wikileaks founder extradited.
In January, a court ruled Assange could not be extradited to the US due to concerns over his mental health. Assange is wanted over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.
The US says the leaks broke the law and endangered lives, but Mr Assange says the case is politically motivated. His lawyer told the court that the risk of suicide would be “imminent the moment extradition becomes likely”.

Julian Assange

James Lewis QC, representing the US, told the Lord Chief Justice and Lord Justice Holroyde that conclusion was wrong.
He said Assange’s psychiatrist had misled the earlier judge and the US had not been given an opportunity to answer her concerns.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG

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