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The British High Court of Justice decided to allow whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange leave to appeal his extradition to the United States. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Stella Assange criticised the United States for raising hope and then limiting itself to “blatant weasel words”, claiming that Julian Assange can “seek to raise” the First Amendment if extradited. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Binoy Kampmark writes that caution should be exercised in response to the US President's remarks on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case. Nothing should be considered in earnest until signatures are inked and dried.

Supporters of Julian Assange continue to highlight his imprisonment and possible extradition to the United States at weekly protests in the CBD. Stephen Langford reports.

The British High Court did not make a clear decision on whether it would reject Julian Assange's appeal. Instead, it decided to grant the United States government the possibility to make amends. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Binoy Kampmark writes the event was a salutatory reminder that the plight of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who remains in Belmarsh Prison in London, has become one of immediate concern.

On the second day of Julian Assange's appeal against extradition the prosecution found itself in knots, given that a balancing act of harm and freedom of expression is warranted under the European Convention on Human Rights. Binoy Kampmark reports.

The two judges hearing Julian Assange's appeal were seemingly ill versed in the field they were adjudicating, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The stakes in Julian Assange's court case could not be higher. The outcome will determine whether the US can seek to extradite any journalist, of any nationality from anywhere with which it has an extradition treaty, for disclosing US war crimes. Kellie Tranter reports.

'One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice'

Stella Assange told protesters outside the Royal Courts of Justice that the case against Julian Assange is about the public's right to know about what governments do in their name. Alex Bainbridge and Kamala Emanuel report.

The US case against Julian Assange redefines investigative journalism as espionage, journalist Mary Kostakidis said, adding that extradition to the US will cost him his freedom and quite likely his life. Jim McIlroy reports.

Julian Assange’s team will present arguments to the British High Court in February that his extradition to the United States to face 18 charges would violate various precepts of justice. Binoy Kampmark reports.