British government – says Julian Assange can be extradited to the US

British government – says Julian Assange can be extradited to the US

The British government signed the extradition of the founder of WikiLeaks: in the United States accused of espionage

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Assange? British Home Secretary, Priti Pateltoday agreed to Request extradition to the United States By the co-founder of WikiLeaks.

A memorandum from the Home Office states that the minister must sign an extradition order if there is no basis to prohibit it, a circumstance that British courts have so far ruled out.

Assange, who will turn 51 on July 3 However, it will not be immediately delivered to the United States.

still 14 days to attempt a final appealAgainst the adequacy of the ministerial measure, in the face of British justice.

In case of rejection (which is a given), you can also try to contact European Court of Human Rights in StrasbourgIt is a body belonging to the Council of Europe, of which the United Kingdom is still a member.

On May 19, 2019, the Australian was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison By a court in London for violating the conditions of probation by resorting to the Ecuadorean embassy.

Assange Detained at Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison on the outskirts of London After the British justice began examining the extradition request from the United States on February 24, 2020, while NGOs and governmental organizations at the UN front speak of torture and political persecution. And while family members and supporters have always warned of the danger that a journalist and hacker – Now also a father of two with partner Stella Morris – mayo take their life.

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in the United States of America Assange faces 18 different counts of espionage offenses Which may lead to a He was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.

The reporter was accused of possessing He exposed hundreds of thousands of secret documents, including military documents, relating to the armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The material, shared by Assange via WikiLeaks and three major international newspapers, was featured War crimes committed by the US and British armies.

Lawyers for Assange and his partner claim so extradition request for political reasons They do not believe Washington’s assurances that Assange will risk no more than six years in prison.

Beyond the judicial issue, it is clear how the conflict in Ukraine and tensions between Moscow on the one hand and Washington and London on the other make the position of the WikiLeaks founder, who is also implicated in Russiagate, even more complicated.

Jun 17, 2022 (change on Jun 17, 2022 | 12:22)

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