Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, a nonprofit media organization that facilitates anonymous leaks to journalists and the public.
The U.S. will be allowed to make “assurances” that Assange would not be held in oppressive prison conditions.
Biden has paid lip service to a free press. Will he follow through on this ideal in relation to Assange?
“The factual basis for this case has completely fallen apart,” says human rights attorney Jennifer Robinson.
Several civil liberties groups had called on Biden to halt the extradition request issued under Trump.
Most of Judge Baraitser’s 132-page decision actually supports the Trump administration’s case against Assange.
Legal representatives from the United States plan to appeal the decision issued on Monday.
Julian Assange’s extradition was blocked not due to press freedom, but rather concern over prison conditions.
Trump’s push to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is a blunt effort to criminalize journalism.
The extradition trial could potentially set a chilling precedent for press freedoms around the world.