Lawyers argue the district judge in the earlier case made a mistake and that Assange should finally be handed over to American authorities.
Wednesday 27 October 2021 13:07, UK
The US has asked the High Court to overturn the decision that blocked Julian Assange’s extradition on spying charges.
In January, a judge said the WikiLeaks founder should not be handed over as he might kill himself in a US prison.
US authorities have now said Assange could serve any jail term in his home country of Australia.
James Lewis QC, a lawyer for the US government, said on Wednesday that the judge in the earlier case, Vanessa Baraitser, had made an error.