Assange Catches Lifeline To Appeal US Extradition To Top Court

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By Richard Crump (January 24, 2022, 11:18 AM GMT) — Judges left the door ajar on Monday for Julian Assange to take his fight against extradition to America to Britain’s highest court, ruling that his challenge — over the validity of U.S. assurances he would be treated humanely — raised a point of law of public importance.

Judges at the Royal Courts of Justice have given the WikiLeaks founder a lifeline in his long-running battle to avoid being sent to the U.S. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) In a brief ruling at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett and Judge Timothy Holroyde denied Assange, 50, permission to…

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