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If Assange had not been allowed to appeal, he could have been extradited to the US within days to face espionage charges.

Julian Assange has received a reprieve in his fight against extradition to the US after two judges gave the WikiLeaks founder permission to challenge his expulsion from Britain if the UK and US fail to provide appropriate safeguards to the court.

Judges have given the WikiLeaks founder the right to appeal the decision to remove him from the UK or extradite him to the US only if the UK and US cannot provide appropriate safeguards.

During the two-day hearing, his lawyers argued that the accusations regarding Assange and WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of secret and diplomatic documents related to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars were politically motivated and that the extradition request was unlawful.

Two judges of the high court in London, Dame Victoria Sharp and Mr Justice Johnson, ruled that the lawyers had shown that Assange had an arguable case and that he should be given the opportunity to do so at a full appeal hearing in May.

However, this hearing will only take place if the UK and US are unable to provide assurances on the issues on which provisional leave to appeal has been granted.

America News Agency


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