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U.K. High Court Hears U.S.’s Extradition Case Against Julian Assange in 2nd Day of Pivotal Appeal

HeadlineFeb 21, 2024

In London, lawyers for the U.S. government are arguing before the British High Court that Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States, where he faces espionage charges and life in prison for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The appeal is likely the last chance for the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder to avoid extradition. Julian’s wife Stella Assange debriefed crowds of supporters on Tuesday after the defense presented its case to the court.

Stella Assange: “Whatever happens in the coming days, it’s now been aired in court — the murder plot, the political motivation coming out of Mike Pompeo’s obsession with killing Julian, and the murders that Julian exposed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the torture program that European countries willingly participated in. We free Julian, we regain our democracy.”

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