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London High Court hands down Julian Assange appeal ruling

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Wins Right to Appeal Against an Extradition Order to the US

Assange claims that by releasing the trove of confidential documents he was essentially a publisher and protected under the free press protections guaranteed by the First Amendment.

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London High Court hands down Julian Assange appeal ruling

Biden Says He Will Consider Request To Drop Prosecution of WikiLeaks Founder

Julian Assange’s supporters say he is a journalist protected by the First Amendment who exposed U.S. military wrongdoing that was in the public interest.

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UK Court Says Assange Can’t Be Extradited on Espionage Charges Until US Rules Out Death Penalty

The judges ruled the U.S. must guarantee that Assange, who is Australian, “is afforded the same First Amendment protections as a United States citizen, and that the death penalty is not imposed.”

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeals in British court against his extradition from Britain to the United States

WikiLeaks’ Assange Waits To Find Out Whether He Can Challenge Extradition to US

Attorneys for the U.S. said he put innocent lives at risk and went beyond journalism in his bid to publish classified U.S. government documents.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London

WikiLeaks Founder Faces His Last Legal Roll of the Dice in Britain To Avoid US Extradition

Assange has been fighting extradition for more than a decade related to espionage charges over his website’s publication of classified U.S. documents almost 15 years ago.

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Democrats Urge Attorney General Garland to Drop Charges Against Assange

Seven progressive Democratic members of Congress sent a letter April 11 urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to drop the charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, marking the day four years ago that he started his confinement on 17 Espionage Act charges in London's high-security Belmarsh Prison.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London

Julian Assange, the Espionage Act and Dangerous Press Freedom Implications

Julian Assange is the first publisher in history to be charged with the World War I-era Espionage Act, igniting pushback from journalists around the world who say this could threaten press freedoms and endanger First Amendment protections.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves London's Westminster Magistrates Court in January 2020.

Press Freedom Organizations Condemn Assange Extradition Order

Press freedom organizations worldwide were swift to condemn Friday’s statement by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel that she was proceeding with the U.S. extradition order for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Committee to Protect Journalists, (CPJ), International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and PEN International all weighed in, warning of the potentially dangerous precedent this could set for journalists.

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