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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, Redundant) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 20 2022, @11:58AM (5 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 20 2022, @11:58AM (#1254581) Journal

    All charges are bogus. Maybe if Assange had provided technical assistance to Manning while Manning was committing his crimes, they would have a legitimate charge. Assange's only 'crime' is pissing off the people in power. That would primarily be Hillary Clinton and the DNC, but includes pretty much everyone involved in the US Military Industrial Complex and the US Intelligence services. Members of government who are outside of those two communities seem to be less pissed off at Assange, but they feel the need to protect the American Empire.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @12:14PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @12:14PM (#1254586)

    That is exactly what he is being charged with... so you are OK with the charges then?

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 20 2022, @04:05PM (3 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 20 2022, @04:05PM (#1254651) Journal

      No, I am not alright with any charges. Manning didn't go on any army bases, or access any army computers. Any charge that he was the technician responsible for extracting data is bogus.

      And, that is NOT the only charge against him. He is charged with an array of bogus charges.

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      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday June 20 2022, @09:00PM (2 children)

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday June 20 2022, @09:00PM (#1254753) Journal

        Any charge that he was the technician responsible for extracting data is bogus.

        That's for a jury to decide. Neither one of us knows whether it is bogus or true.

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 20 2022, @10:56PM (1 child)

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 20 2022, @10:56PM (#1254773) Journal

          And, you're kinda missing the point. All the charges are bogus, if for no other reason, he was never within US jurisdiction. The prosecution of Assange is a clear signal to journalists throughout the world. "Be nice to us, or suffer Assange's fate. Play the game like we tell you to, or you'll be out of the game with two broken legs, or worse."

          And, we have the gall to complain when some Arab crown prince has a journalist dismembered.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2022, @08:53PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2022, @08:53PM (#1255680)

            And, we have the gall to complain when some Arab crown prince has a journalist dismembered.

            Oh please! It's an act. Imagine what the tabloids would say if we didn't "complain". And now, Biden is going over there to kiss some Saudi ass and say, "it's all good, please don't kill the petrodollar"