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12 April 2019

Julian Assange’s extradition fight could last two years

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London earlier this week and his fight against extradition will keep him jailed in Britain for up to two years as his battle could go to Europe’s top court.

Anthony Hanratty, senior associate and extradition specialist in BDB Pitmans’ white collar crime and investigations team, comments on the case in an article for The Times:

‘This extradition will be very difficult to fight – given the nature of the UK-US extradition agreement, the weight which the UK courts attach to the trust and co-operation between the two countries and the effort the US will likely put in to any request.’

The full article is available to subscribers of The Times, here.

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