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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 Opportunist on Monday June 20 2022, @05:32PM (3 children)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Monday June 20 2022, @05:32PM (#1254683)

    1. And what if I'm not actually in the US?
    2. I'm kinda glad that the countries I pissed off aren't the US and can't just steamroll over my country, because else I'd have a really, really hard time now.

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday June 20 2022, @05:53PM (2 children)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday June 20 2022, @05:53PM (#1254686) Journal

    1. And what if I'm not actually in the US?

    If you live in a county with an extradition treaty with the US you get extradited.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday June 20 2022, @07:33PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 20 2022, @07:33PM (#1254711) Journal
      There's more than that (such as the activity being a crime or a legal expectation that the defendant would be tried fairly in accordance with UK standards), but this has been covered by the extradition court case.
    • (Score: 2) by Opportunist on Tuesday June 21 2022, @11:00AM

      by Opportunist (5545) on Tuesday June 21 2022, @11:00AM (#1254852)

      So if I had an abortion in my country, where this is legal, I'd be sent to Texas because they wanna?