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Assange’s legal torment has gone on long enough

The British High Court’s decision to unblock the process of extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges has reopened a debate about whether Australia should play a more active role in the long-running case.

Lord Justice Holroyde overturned a previous judge’s ruling that Mr Assange should not be deported because of the high risk he could take his own life in a US jail. Lord Holroyde accepted US assurances that it would guarantee Mr Assange’s safety.

  • The Age

The decision comes as a further blow to Mr Assange, who has already spent almost a decade either in jail or holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

He has been fighting extradition to…

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