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posted by janrinok on Monday June 20 2022, @04:27AM   Printer-friendly

Julian Assange's extradition from UK to US approved by home secretary

Priti Patel has approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, a decision the organisation immediately said it would appeal against in the high court.

The case passed to the home secretary last month after the supreme court ruled there were no legal questions over assurances given by US authorities over how Assange was likely to be treated.

While Patel has given a green light, WikiLeaks immediately released a statement to say it would appeal against the decision.

"Today is not the end of fight," it said. "It is only the beginning of a new legal battle. We will appeal through the legal system; the next appeal will be before the high court."

Also at NYT.

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  • (Score: 2) by Nuke on Monday June 20 2022, @08:13AM (2 children)

    by Nuke (3162) on Monday June 20 2022, @08:13AM (#1254548)

    The main charges are Espionage, usually something reserved for government employees

    The charge of espionage is not reserved for government employees. It just happens that they are more likely to be involved because they have easier access to the secrets.

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday June 20 2022, @06:18PM (1 child)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday June 20 2022, @06:18PM (#1254691) Journal

    The main charge IS NOT ESPIONAGE.

    People are just throwing around bullshit without even looking at what he is charged with.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @09:58PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @09:58PM (#1254765)

      Great thing is, in order to commit the crime of "espionage" , even under the Universal Code of Military Justice, the nation has to be in a state of war, a legal, declared state of war. You cannot give information to the "enemy" unless there is one. More and more, however, the "enemy" of the intelligence agencies, whether ISI or CIA, seems to be the public, and thus, journalists.