UK court allows extradition of Julian Assange to the US

A UK court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the US to face espionage charges.

A lower court had previously blocked Assange’s extradition, but the UK’s Supreme Court overturned the ruling and said the US government could extradite him, Bloomberg and New York Times report.

Assange is face espionage charges stemming from WikiLeaks’ release of classified documents, and he has been in custody since 2019. He was denied bail in January and a judge said at the time that he was “mentally mentally ill. Mr. Assange’s extradition to the point that it would be very difficult to extradite him to the United States of America,” each Related press.

But the US won in appealing the decision after making “four guarantees”, including that Assange would not be subjected to “special administrative measures” or held in a maximum-security prison, and will receive “appropriate clinical and psychological treatment”. CNN reported. The US side also said that if convicted, Assange could be sent to Australia for execution.

Still, Bloomberg write that Assange is “not likely to be sent to the US in the foreseeable future”, as he still has several options to appeal. Stella Moris, Assange’s fiancée, say friday “We will appeal this decision as soon as possible.” UK court allows extradition of Julian Assange to the US


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