If Julian Assange is extradited he will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
Tag: High Court of England and Wales
The Unreluctant Vassal
Unlike Germany and France, for instance, which at times reluctantly follow Washington’s orders, Britain is an eager co-participant in U.S. adventurism, says Joe Lauria.
Stella Assange: ‘We Are Going to Fight This’
“We are going to use every appeal avenue,” Stella Assange told a London press conference on Friday after the home secretary signed the extradition order, reports Joe Lauria.
Assange Extradition Order Sent to Priti Patel
A London court on Wednesday sent an order to extradite Julian Assange to the U.K. home secretary, who has four weeks to decide. But Assange still has legal options.
An Open Letter to the Home Secretary
Julian Assange’s extradition order will be sent to the U.K. home secretary Wednesday. Here is an open letter taking into account Assange’s changed health as it affects U.S. “assurances.”
WATCH: CN Live! — ‘Has Hope Run Out for Assange?’
After the U.K. Supreme Court rejected his petition to appeal, hope seems to be running out for Julian Assange. We discuss the court’s ruling and the way forward. Watch the replay.
Craig Murray: New Legal Hurdles for Julian Assange
Assuming Home Secretary Priti Patel authorizes extradition, the matter returns to the original magistrate’s court for execution. That is where this process takes a remarkable twist.
UK SUPREME COURT REFUSES ASSANGE APPEAL
UPDATED: The case of the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks now moves to the Home Secretary Priti Patel. Assange’s lawyers are set to cross appeal, reports Joe Lauria.
WATCH: Assange & the Supreme Court Appeal
WikiLeaks editor Kristin Hrafnsson and other guests discussed the next steps forward at the U.K. Supreme Court.
Craig Murray: Your Man in the Courtroom — Is There an Exit?
The technical point certified for appeal by the High Court to the Supreme Court may be the screen behind which the British Establishment is sidling slowly towards an exit in the Assange case.