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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, @08:32AM (3 children)

    by Nuke (3162) on Monday June 20 2022, @08:32AM (#1254551)

    Many of the white administrators of UK descent in the British Raj (the British government of India until 1947) were born in India, and hardly knew Britain. Gandhi (who, these days, people seem to consider to be an example to us all) and the other Indian nationalists objected to them nevertheless, and they were kicked out in 1947.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @09:44AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @09:44AM (#1254557)

    What a joke. Do you get paid to spread this bullshit or you do it free out of hatred?

    White administrators weren't "kicked out". They left to their home country being the racists that they were, and they still own and get free money from the rent of the land their ancestors owned in India.

    It is obivous you have never been to India. If you had, you would find resorts owned by people who don't live in India.

    • (Score: 2) by Nuke on Tuesday June 21 2022, @08:28AM (1 child)

      by Nuke (3162) on Tuesday June 21 2022, @08:28AM (#1254843)

      I have known two white people whose families left India after its independence : a guy I worked with, and a GF (actually her grandmother was Indian). Their families left partly because the breadwinner was kicked out of their job (one was a police officer and one was a surveyor), and partly through fear. No doubt the level of danger to remaining whites varied according to area, because some whites did remain. I've never been to India but from videos I've seen of it is it rare to see a white person in the scene, unlike in the West where Indians are visible everywhere.

      • (Score: 2) by deimtee on Wednesday June 22 2022, @01:02AM

        by deimtee (3272) on Wednesday June 22 2022, @01:02AM (#1255155) Journal

        Quite a lot of Australians visit India, and generally have positive things to say about it. I suspect the apparent lack of whites in your videos is due to sheer numbers. There are over a billion Indians - even a million whites would show up as a one in a thousand face in the crowds.

        If you cough while drinking cheap red wine it really cleans out your sinuses.