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Few saw the plot twist in the Assange ruling but the saga is not over – Sydney Morning Herald

The win is a personal reprieve for Assange. But for those who saw the case as totemic for press freedom, the ruling is cold comfort.



A key plank of the US government’s case rested on the fact that traditional media outlets that had been collaborating with Assange cut him loose when WikiLeaks dumped the unredacted cache online, condemning the dangers this posed to many people around the world in diplomatically sensitive roles.
It swayed Baraitser, who also agreed that Assange would receive a fair trial in the United States, were he to be extradited, and that doing so would not violate his human rights.
She threw out claims of…

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