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Julian Assange wins right to appeal against extradition to US

Ben Quinn
The Guardian
May 20, 2024

Julian Assange, charged with ten counts under the Espionage Act in a highly politicized case, won a crucial victory today that postponed his extradition to the United States. 

Two English High Court judges ruled they would allow a full appeal to be heard because questions remained as to whether Assange, as an Australian citizen, would be permitted to assert First Amendment rights in the United States trial. Had the appeal been denied, Mr. Assange could have been extradited to the United States immediately. 

LBKM’s Eric Lewis advised the Assange UK defense team with respect to the law and procedure of foreign nationals asserting rights under the First Amendment as a defense in criminal trials.

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