July 7, 2022

Highlights
• Judge Timothy Holroyde said that his court allows the appeal and the United States had given a package of assurances to Britain about the conditions of the detention of Julian Assange

In a major breakthrough to bring back Julian Assange back to the country, the United States federal government has won an appeal in London’s High Court to extradite WikiLeaks founder in order to face criminal charges. These criminal charges include involvement in several unlawful activities like a spying law and conspiracy of hacking government computers.

Judge Timothy Holroyde said that his court allows the appeal and the United States had given a package of assurances to Britain about the conditions of the detention of Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks founder has been accused of 18 counts relating to his company’s release of vast troves of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables according to the US authorities. American authorities claim that these leakages had put several lives in danger.

Meanwhile, the President Joe Biden’s administration was appealing in opposition of a ruling by a London District Judge dated January 4. As per this ruling, citing his health condition and chances of committing suicide, Assange should not be extradited.