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Julian Assange's Extradition to the US Approved by UK Home Secretary

Accepted submission by takyon at 2022-06-17 18:24:12
Digital Liberty

Julian Assange's extradition from UK to US approved by home secretary [theguardian.com]

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 [nytimes.com].


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