The Empire Slowly Suffocates Assange Like It Slowly Suffocates All Its Enemies

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The Empire Slowly Suffocates Assange Like It Slowly Suffocates All Its Enemies

27-03-24 01:48:00,

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The British High Court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may potentially get a final appeal against extradition to the United States, but only within a very limited scope and only if specific conditions are met.

The court ruled that Assange may appeal only on the grounds that his freedom of speech might be restricted in the US, and that there is a possibility he could receive the death penalty. If the US provides “assurances” that neither of these things will happen, then the trial moves to another phase where Assange’s legal team may debate the merits of those assurances. If the US does not provide those assurances, then the limited appeal will move forward.

Absurdly, the court determined that Assange’s lawyers may not argue against extradition on matters as self-evidently critical as the fact that the CIA plotted to assassinate him, or on the basis that he is being politically persecuted for the crime of inconvenient journalism.

Assange’s Fate Awaits US ‘Assurances’ https://t.co/tpbQZHgw1L

The High Court on Tuesday rejected five Assange grounds for a new appeal, agreeing he had only three legitimate arguments but that the U.S. could nullify them with new “assurances,” reports Joe Lauria. pic.twitter.com/IHkQZWZLEL

— Consortium News (@Consortiumnews) March 26, 2024

The mass media are calling this a “reprieve”,

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