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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: 5, Informative) by unauthorized on Monday June 20 2022, @10:21AM

    by unauthorized (3776) on Monday June 20 2022, @10:21AM (#1254562)

    The big charge that they have against him is that he allegedly aided Manning in acquiring the data by providing instructions, rather than simply publishing it. Yes, it's flimsy as fuck, but the USA security state has already won by destroying this man's life and created a chilling affect against others who would reveal evidence of American warcrimes. Even if they don't get a conviction and get to pretend that due process was respected, as if adhering to the letter of the law somehow overrides the gross injustices already committed.

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