UK confirms Julian Assange’s extradition to US, will appeal

WikiLeaks denounces “a dark day for press freedom and British democracy”,

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Another step towards extradition, but not the end of the judicial soap opera. The British government confirmed on Friday 17 June that it has signed a decree for the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The WikiLeaks founder, who was detained for three years in a high-security prison in Belmarsh, has long been tried across the Atlantic for massive leaks of confidential documents.

“Under the Extradition Act 2003, Minister of State” [Priti Patel] The extradition order must be signed if there is no ground to stay the orderMinistry of Home Affairs said. In this case, British courts did not find that it would be oppressive, unjust or abuse of process to extradite Mr. Assange. Nor have they concluded that extradition would be inconsistent with their human rights, including their right to a fair trial and freedom of expression, and that they would be treated fairly with respect to their health while in the United States.”

WikiLeaks immediately condemned “A dark day for press freedom and British democracy”, The organization assured that “The decision will be appealed”, A 50-year-old Australian can actually use this remedy within 14 days.

Julian Assange is claimed by US justice, which seeks to judge him for the circulation of more than 700,000 classified documents on US military and diplomatic activities since 2010, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. He faces 175 years in prison. He was arrested in the UK in 2019 after spending more than seven years as a refugee at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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