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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: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @01:24PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @01:24PM (#1254598)

    How long until Assange does an Epstein?

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  • (Score: 2) by srobert on Monday June 20 2022, @03:33PM (1 child)

    by srobert (4803) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:33PM (#1254635)

    You mean hangs himself in his cell when all the cameras are turned off, and the guards aren't paying attention? Oh, that's possible. But the MIC wants Assange's "trial" to be a media circus. They want to make an example of Assange in a prolonged and publicized event to serve as a warning to others who might take up a notion to do actual journalism. It's the same reason the Romans used to publicly crucify people.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22 2022, @01:12AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22 2022, @01:12AM (#1255160)

      No, some of them want him to serve as an example. Some want him dead. I predict that he will die if it looks likely that anyone is going to question him about Seth Rich.