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Watch as a press convention is held in London after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given an opportunity to proceed his combat in opposition to extradition.

The United States should give assurances that Mr Assange is not going to face the loss of life penalty earlier than judges will contemplate dismissing his bid to convey an extradition enchantment, the High Court dominated on Tuesday 26 March.

He faces prosecution within the US over an alleged conspiracy to acquire and disclose nationwide defence data following the publication of a whole bunch of hundreds of leaked paperwork regarding the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

In a January 2021 ruling, then-district choose Vanessa Baraitser stated that Mr Assange shouldn’t be despatched to the US, citing an actual and “oppressive” danger of suicide, whereas ruling in opposition to him on all different points.

Later that 12 months, US authorities gained their High Court bid to overturn this block, paving the best way in direction of his extradition.

During a two-day listening to in February, attorneys for the 52-year-old requested for the go-ahead to problem the unique choose’s dismissal of different elements of his case to forestall his extradition.

In a judgment on Tuesday, Dame Victoria Sharp and Mr Justice Johnson dismissed most of Mr Assange’s authorized arguments however stated that until assurances got by the United States he would be capable to convey an enchantment on three grounds.

These assurances are that Mr Assange can be protected by and allowed to depend on the First Amendment – which protects freedom of speech within the US, that he’s not “prejudiced at trial” attributable to his nationality, and that the loss of life penalty isn’t imposed.