Britain signs extradition of Julian Assange to the US

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US seeks Assange’s extradition for 18 criminal charges, including breaching an espionage law

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British Home Secretary, Preeti Patelapproves extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangein the United States, where he is desired 18 criminal chargesIncluding the violation of the Espionage Act.

“Under the 2003 Extradition Act, the minister of state must sign an extradition order if there are no grounds to prohibit the order,” said a spokeswoman for the Interior Department, confirmed minister Preeti Pratel. sign the decree to extradite Assange,

On 20 April, a British court judge ordered the Australian journalist to be handed over to the US for consideration by the UK government.

Having learned about the signing of the extradition of the British minister, WikiLeaks has announced that Julian Assange Appeal his extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States. Assange You have 15 days to appeal against this decision.

“Today is not the end of the fight. It is only the beginning of a new legal battle. We will appeal through the legal systemsaid a statement posted on WikiLeaks’ Twitter account.

“In this case, the UK courts did not find that it would be oppressive, unfair or an abuse of process to extradite Mr. Assange, They also did not find that extradition would be inconsistent with their human rights, including their right to a fair trial, trial and freedom of expression, and that they would be treated fairly with respect to their health in the United States,” the statement said. has gone.

Assange’s claim is contested by the US justice system, which seeks to judge him for a proliferation of greater than 2010 700,000 classified documents on US military and diplomatic activities, in particular Iraq and Afghanistan, is facing 175 Wings of Priscine,

He was arrested in 2019 after spending more than seven years as a refugee at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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