Julian Assange may be extradited to the United States

internationalApr 20 22 at 1:23 pmEdited on 21 Apr 22 at 14:42author: Afghan National Police

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to the United States. The judge at Westminster Court in the United Kingdom granted the extradition request. The handover is final when signed by Home Secretary Priti Patel. Assange’s lawyers can still appeal the decision to Patel.

(Afghan National Police/AFP)

175 years in prison

In December 2021, another British judge decided that Assange could be extradited due to health complaints and the inhumane situation in which he might find himself in an American prison. In December last year, this ruling was canceled after the United States promised not to imprison Assange in a high-security prison, and to allow him to serve any sentence in Australia. The delivery has now been officially approved.

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In the United States, Assange is suspected of leaking secret documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, he is said to have been responsible for, among other things, the killing of informants for the US Armed Forces. He could face up to 175 years in prison in the United States.

For a long period, Assange managed to escape persecution by hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He was eventually arrested here by British police in 2019. Since then he has been in prison awaiting possible extradition.

He objects

Dozens of Assange’s supporters protested outside the court in London. Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the British Labor Party, was also present.

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