London confirms the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States

The founder of WikiLeaks is claimed by American justice who wants to try him for the dissemination, from 2010, of more than 700,000 classified documents on American military and diplomatic activities.

The British government confirmed on Friday June 17 the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is being prosecuted for a massive leak of confidential documents. “Under the Extradition Act 2003, the Minister of State must sign an extradition order if there are no grounds for barring the ordersaid a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

WikiLeaks denounced “a dark day for press freedomin a statement. “In this case, the UK courts did not find that it would be oppressive, unfair or an abuse of process to extradite Julian Assange. Nor have they concluded that extradition would be inconsistent with his human rights, including his right to a fair trial and freedom of expression, and that while he is in the United States he will be treated in a manner appropriate, including with regard to his health“said the spokesperson.

The 50-year-old Australian can appeal within 14 days. He is claimed by the American justice system which wants to judge him for the dissemination, from 2010, of more than 700,000 classified documents on American military and diplomatic activities, in particular in Iraq and Afghanistan. He faces 175 years in prison. He was arrested in 2019 after spending more than seven years as a refugee in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.


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