Julian Assange’s extradition approaches as the United States offers guarantees to the British court

Cairo: Hani Kamal El-Din


London: The United States has provided assurances sought by London’s High Court that could finally pave the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited from Britain.

Last month, the High Court ruled that, without certain American guarantees, Assange, 52, would be allowed to file a new appeal against his extradition to face 18 charges, all but one under the Espionage Act, for the release of Confidential US Military WikiLeaks. diplomatic records and cables.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in a London court in 2019.Credit: AP

Those assurances – that in a trial in the United States he would be able to rely on his First Amendment right to free speech and that there was no prospect of new charges that could lead to the imposition of the death penalty – now have been submitted before the deadline that expired on Tuesday.

The document, seen by Reuters, claimed Assange could rely on First Amendment protections and said “a death sentence will not be sought or imposed.”

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