Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 26 March 2024

Spineless judges delay Assange appeal decision for three weeks as they await assurances from the US government. Shameful. His wife responds

We’re off, but Assange fights on

The decision over whether the UK courts will allow Julian Assange to appeal an agreement with the US to extradite him has been delayed.

For Julian Assange, that means his fight to overturn the court’s decision continues.

  • For a full write through of the ruling and events of today, click here
  • Want to know more about Assange and the secrets revealed by WikiLeaks? Read this story
  • And for a detailed look at the twists and turns of Assange’s case, take a look at our timeline

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We’ll be ending our coverage of the latest judgement in the extradition case of Julian Assange soon. But before we go, here’s a wrap-up of the key developments:

The judgement

  • The UK High Court ruled that the US must give assurances that the WikiLeaks founder will not face the death penalty if he is extradited
  • The US has been given until mid-April to provide this before it makes a final decision over whether Assange can bring an appeal against his extradition to the US
  • The High Court is also seeking assurances over whether Assange will be able to rely on free speech rights

The reaction

  • Speaking outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Assange’s wife Stella Assange said she was “astounded” by the decision and called on the US to drop the “shameful” case
  • A member of Assange’s legal team, Jennifer Robinson, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and Amnesty International similarly urged the US drop the case and the charges against him
  • Legal expert Prof Carl Tobias told the BBC he thinks the US should be able to offer assurances Assange will not face the death penalty

The Dream

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