Julian Assange Loses Appeal: British High Court Accepts U.S. Request to Extradite Him for Trial, by Glenn Greenwald

This is indeed a dark day. Even if Assange wins his court case in the U.S., certainly not the betting favorite, the intimidation effect sounds the death knell for freedom of the press, and by implication every one of the other freedoms once nobly enshrined in the First Amendment. Glenn Greenwald’s article is excellent. Read it and weep. From Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

PRESS FREEDOM GROUPS HAVE WARNED ASSANGE’S PROSECUTION IS A GRAVE THREAT. THE BIDEN DOJ IGNORED THEM, AND TODAY WON A MAJOR VICTORY TOWARD PERMANENTLY SILENCING THE PIONEERING TRANSPARENCY ACTIVIST.

In a London courtroom on Friday morning, Julian Assange suffered a devastating blow to his quest for freedom. A two-judge appellate panel of the United Kingdom’s High Court ruled that the U.S.’s request to extradite Assange to the U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges is legally valid.

As a result, that extradition request will now be sent to British Home Secretary Prita Patel, who technically must approve all extradition requests but, given the U.K. Government’s long-time subservience to the U.S. security state, is all but certain to rubber-stamp it. Assange’s representatives, including his fiancee Stella Morris, have vowed to appeal the ruling, but today’s victory for the U.S. means that Assange’s freedom, if it ever comes, is further away than ever: not months but years even under the best of circumstances.

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Jane
Jane
9 months ago

Apache helicopter attack Iraq
Let us not forget
https://youtu.be/zYTxuW2vmzk

Kal
Kal
9 months ago

remember, the UK, they have already offered up their necks to the oppressors!

Not So Free
Not So Free
9 months ago

Any bets on whether he lives to stand trial?

Dan
Dan
9 months ago

Somehow I don’t think the Fed Gov actually WANTS to try Assange. They want to silence him. Expect a “tragic accident” in his near future.

Matt
Matt
9 months ago

I hope I get to see the day the members of the dark side that is behind all of this crap get executed. I swear I would drink a toast to each one of them going bye bye.

strider 777
9 months ago

And in the eyes of the self-appointed globalist gods, what was the great sin that Julian committed? He gave them all a big middle finger and simply told the truth. And for that unforgivable sin, they will not rest until he is dead.

raru
9 months ago
Reply to  strider 777

they will never rest since many more different julians will follow

Done.
Done.
9 months ago

Assange had a stroke this morning……..

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Too bad the Don was too busy pardoning political cronies instead of Assange. Biden certainly never will….