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Julian Assange case heard on appeal at the High Court

  Between the 27th-28th of October 2021, the High Court heard the US government’s appeal against District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s ruling, issued in January 2021, barring the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  Mr. Assange is indicted in the US on 17 counts of espionage and one charge of computer misuse, relating to his alleged […]

 

US granted leave to appeal against Assange discharge

  On 7 July 2021, the UK High Court granted an application for permission to appeal by the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”), on behalf of the US Authorities, against a decision to bar Julian Assange’s extradition.  No date has yet been set for the appeal hearing. The permission decision had been considerably delayed, with the […]

 

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

 

US returns second superseding indictment in Assange case

The US Department of Justice last week returned a second superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment dated 24 June 2020 does not contain any additional charges to the 18-count superseding indictment returned last year. It does, however, widen the scope of the alleged conspiracy to include accusations that Mr Assange recruited hackers […]

 

Julian Assange ‘too ill’ to attend case management hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange stated that ill-health was the reason for their client’s failure to attend the latest case management hearing in the ongoing extradition proceedings against him. Mr Assange’s health, according to his spokesperson, has declined in recent weeks and he has lost weight. He is reported to have been transferred to the medical […]

 

Assange extradition hearing delayed until September

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday 27 April decided to adjourn extradition proceedings against Julian Assange due to the ongoing restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr Assange’s case was due to resume hearings on 18 May 2020 but the Judge said in a hearing held by conference call that it would […]

 

Judge refuses to delay Assange extradition hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange yesterday made an unsuccessful application to delay the next stage of his extradition hearing, which is scheduled to resume on 18 May 2020. Counsel for Mr Assange, asked the court to adjourn proceedings until September 2020, arguing that the restriction imposed in response to the pandemic had made it ‘wholly impossible’ […]

 

Julian Assange coronavirus bail application refused

  District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Wednesday 23 March refused an application by lawyers for Julian Assange that he be remanded on bail as a result of his acute vulnerability to the coronavirus. Edward Fitzgerald QC for Mr Assange appeared alone before District Judge Baraitser at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, with other lawyers attending the proceedings […]