WikiLeaks' Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. | 21 Feb 2024 | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time to consider their verdict after a two-day hearing in which Assange's lawyers argued sending him to the United States would risk a "flagrant denial of justice." ...Assange’s lawyers asked the High Court to grant him a new appeal -- his last roll of the legal dice in the saga that has kept him in a British high-security prison for the past five years. The judges overseeing the case reserved their decision, and a ruling on Assange's future is not expected until March at the earliest.

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