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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 srobert on Monday June 20 2022, @03:25PM (1 child)

    by srobert (4803) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:25PM (#1254627)

    "Translation: The US owns us, and we won’t defend our own."

    True, but it is the UK, rather than Australia, that is in a position to refuse the dictates of the US. Fortunately, the US own them too. At least since WWII, the UK has functioned as an obedient colony of the American empire. They will do as Washington dictates.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @07:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @07:03PM (#1254705)

    It's a special relationship with a special country full of special people. Or it is the kind of relationship between a lapdog and its owner.