Late last night, London’s High Court granted Julian Assange a legal lifeline in his battle against extradition to the United States, ruling the WIkileaks founder could take his case to an appeal hearing against his extradition if the US and UK did not give assurances on several matters relating to his treatment, including freedom of expression.

So what does that all mean? Holly Cullen explains that the judgement opens the door for a full appeal, which would likely be heard later this year. If the appeal were to succeed, the extradition process would be over. Assange would then be released from Belmarsh prison and likely deported to Australia.

However, if the appeal fails, he could seek leave to appeal to the UK Supreme Court. If leave is denied or a further appeal fails, he would at that stage have exhausted all possible remedies in the United Kingdom.

Amanda Dunn

Politics + Society Editor

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