The New York Times reports:
If a British court permits the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face criminal charges in the United States, the Biden administration has pledged that it will not hold him under the most austere conditions reserved for high-security prisoners and that, if he is convicted, it will let him serve his sentence in his native Australia.
Those assurances were disclosed on Wednesday as part of a British High Court ruling in London. The court accepted the United States government’s appeal of a ruling that had denied its extradition request for Mr. Assange — who was indicted during the Trump administration — on the grounds that American prison conditions for the highest-security inmates were inhumane.
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UK prosecutors released an “extract” of a High Court ruling taking up a US appeal of the denial of its request to extradite Julian Assange, showing US promised not imprison him under the harshest conditions & would let him serve any sentence in Australia. https://t.co/OvFecc1oDy
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