Consortium News:ㅤSlowly Suffocating Assange, Like its Other Enemies

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Consortium News:ㅤSlowly Suffocating Assange, Like its Other Enemies

28-03-24 10:31:00,

The U.S. empire hunts not like a tiger, killing its prey with a fatal bite to the jugular; but more like a python: slowly suffocating the life out of it until it perishes, writes Caitlin Johnstone.

Indian Rock Python molurus. (Dr. Raju Kasambe/Wikimedia Commons)

By Caitlin Johnstone
Caitlin’s Newsletter

The High Court of England and Wales 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 U.S., and that there is a possibility he could receive the death penalty.

If the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 C.I.A. plotted to assassinate him,

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