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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, @06:23PM (2 children)

    by srobert (4803) on Monday June 20 2022, @06:23PM (#1254693)

    Yes, those are ostensibly the "official" charges. But those charges only exist to whitewash the true source of animosity that the MIC has for Assange and the reason behind his prosecution, i.e. for exposing the actions and the attitude of American military personnel while they were killing innocent civilians.

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday June 20 2022, @06:39PM (1 child)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday June 20 2022, @06:39PM (#1254700) Journal

    It is possible to expose government misdeeds and also commit a crime.

    You don't get to say "I'm just a journalist" when you are personally doing the hacking.

    It is now up to the DOJ to convince a jury that he personally did the hacking. No shadowy conspiracies required....

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @11:33PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @11:33PM (#1254783)

      a jury of Windows, ipad and Facebook users...