Assange: London court docket grants enchantment in opposition to extradition to the US | EUROtoday

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have the ability to proceed his battle in opposition to extradition to the United States: the High Court of London has dominated that the United States must present higher ensures in finishing up the trial.

US prosecutors are in search of to place Assange, 52, on trial on 18 costs, all however one beneath the Espionage Act. The cost entails WikiLeaks' launch of categorized US army paperwork and diplomatic cables .

Assange's attorneys in February had requested for permission to problem Britain's approval of his extradition to the United States, arguing that his prosecution was politically motivated.

In their ruling, two senior judges on the London court docket mentioned Assange had an actual prospect of profitable his extradition enchantment for various causes. The court docket gave the US authorities the chance to supply “satisfactory guarantees” on the matter, counting on the First Amendment of the US Constitution and excluding the chance that Assange could be punished with the dying penalty. If such assurances should not given, then Assange will probably be granted depart to enchantment. A brand new listening to has been set for May twentieth.

The United States claims that the WikiLeaks revelations have put the lives of its brokers at risk.