Free Assange Ireland Stay Informed E-News - Issue 11 - Aug 2021
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s partner Stella Morris addresses the media outside
Royal Courts of Justice Photograph: Tayfun Salc?/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock
# Preliminary Court Hearing in London on U.S. Appeal Against Assange:
On 11th August the U.K. Royal Courts of Justice disappointingly ruled that the U.S. can appeal against the decision not to extradite Julian on all five grounds:
Watch "BREAKING: US Granted Full Appeal Against Assange"
Previously several weeks ago a different High Court judge ruled that the U.S. could only appeal on three grounds in relation to the Extradition Act and their spurious claim that they were not enabled by the lower court to give 'reassurances' about the potential detention of Assange in a U.S. prison. Now as well as these grounds they are also absurdly able to appeal against the medical evidence and expertise on his mental health and risk of suicide!
A Consortium News article outlined this in more detail:
Here is the link to the article: https://consortiumnews.com/2021/08/05/letter-from-london-the-obsessive-pursuit-of-assange-as-uk-prepares-its-own-espionage-act/
It was also announced at the Court that the Appeal in full will be heard on 27th and 28th October next.
Call to action from campaign coordinator John Rees:
An activist from Free Assange Ireland was at the protest outside the Court and posted these videos;
Protest outside court 11 Aug
Stella Morris speaks outside court 11 Aug