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If he’s likely to face the death penalty, then he has an excellent legal defence against extradition.

If he’d left earlier, he’d have had a chance to appeal to the ECJ too. Ooops






This is not about the ECJ but he could instead appeal to the ECHR, which the UK is still a party to even if there was a Brexit.

Brexit has been extended to October and it's very likely it won't happen at all.

Or that UK would be subject to ECJ anyway.


> it's very likely it won't happen at all

I mean I really hope you're right, but betting markets have odds on that at about 30%, which for me doesn't count as "very likely"

> Brexit has been extended to October

The English legal system moves sloooooooowly. I mean not third-world slowly, but the McKinnon case had what, a decade in it?

> Or that UK would be subject to ECJ anyway.

As a sibling comment noted, I was wrong to talk about the ECJ, when the ECHR is what's important. Interesting to see how that thrashes out post-Brexit.


The UK hasn’t left the EU yet and just negotiated the extension to Brexit to October 31 of this year at the latest. I don’t see why Assange wouldn’t be able to appeal now unless his case never gets there before Brexit.



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