US Received Permission to Appeal Against UK Court Order Blocking Assange’s Extradition [Tweet]

The United States has received “limited permission” to appeal the UK ruling that prevented the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the organization.

In January 2021, a UK district judge rejected a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The decision was based on a determination that the publisher was at too high a risk of suicide or self-harm if he were to be extradited to the US.

The publication also cited Assange’s fiancée Stella Moris as saying: “The new revelations concerning the DoJ’s [Department of Justice] lead witness confirm what we all knew: that the case against Julian has been built on lies”.

The tweet comes days after Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a former WikiLeaks volunteer-turned-FBI informant, had admitted to fabricating crucial parts of the accusations in the indictment against Julian Assange, according to the Icelandic newspaper Stundin.

Forsided, 07.07.2021

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