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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 legont on Monday June 20 2022, @03:22PM (3 children)

    by legont (4179) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:22PM (#1254626)

    If you hack GRU of Russia and Russian authorities managed to catch you anywhere in the world regardless of you working or not for the US or any other government...
    Come to think about it, if you designed a tool and sold it to the perpetrators...

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday June 20 2022, @03:39PM (2 children)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:39PM (#1254637) Journal

    Yes, and the opposite is also true. Remember how all those indictments against Russian citizens for illegally interfering in the 2016 election are just meaningless paper?

    • (Score: 2) by legont on Monday June 20 2022, @03:42PM (1 child)

      by legont (4179) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:42PM (#1254639)

      Well, I am pretty sure Assange will be hard pressed to admit the whole Wikileaks is Russian intelligence operation.

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