21 May 2024

Wikileaks' Julian Assange granted permission to appeal

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 21 May 2024

Another step in Julian Assange's decade long legal saga fighting extradition to the US to face espionage charges. 

London's High Court has ruled he can appeal against the extradition. 

Assange faces 18 charges in the US  under the Espionage Act. 

The charges relate to a mass release of secret documents by Wikileaks, which has been described as the largest security breach of its kind in US military history. 

Assange's legal team had argued he might not be able to rely on the U.S.

First Amendment right to free speech and deserved a full appeal.

Two senior UK judges have just ruled that a full appeal should take place.

Award winning investigative journalist, WikiLeaks' editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson talks to Kathryn from London and describes the ruling as a watershed moment in the case.