RSF calls for charges against Assange to be dropped as US issues new superseding indictment

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Supporters of Julian Assange protest on his 50th birthday and call for his release, at Piccadilly Circus, London, UK, 3 July 2021, Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

UK High Court grants limited permission for US to appeal Assange extradition ruling

The US appeal is against the January 2021 decision by UK District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, ruling against Assange’s extradition to the US on mental health grounds.

Office of ENRC Management Kz, Bula.erg, 12 March 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Rights groups condemn lawsuits brought by ENRC against public watchdogs

“ENRC’s campaign of legal action across two jurisdictions targeting more than a dozen people and other entities seems a deliberate attempt to shift the focus away from ENRC’s alleged corruption to those conducting legitimate investigations, whether journalists or public authorities.”

A general view of the 24-hour operations room at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Cheltenham, UK, 17 November 2015, Ben Birchall/AFP via Getty Images

ECtHR: UK’s historical mass interception program violates rights to privacy and free expression

Privacy International analyses the court’s judgement and takes a look at what comes next.