Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, a nonprofit media organization that facilitates anonymous leaks to journalists and the public.
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.
The combined maximum sentence in the U.S. for the crimes Assange is accused of is 175 years.
The Trump administration is using Assange as an example to warn journalists that they publish at their own peril.
Chomsky discusses the need for journalists to speak truth to power as the state escalates repression of whistleblowers.