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UK approves Assange’s delivery to the US

UK approves Assange’s delivery to the US

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11:34 today

Several human rights and press freedom groups claim that the ruling leaves doubts about the media’s ability to report from confidential sources.

Several human rights and press freedom groups claim that the ruling leaves doubts about the media’s ability to report from confidential sources.

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange should stand by the court in his lengthy battle to avoid extradition and be sent to the United States to face criminal spy charges, the British government said. rice field.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel stamped the transfer on Friday. Assange lost a series of court battles to stay in Britain, but more appeal routes are available, implying that he is unlikely to fly immediately.

The government’s decision is made after the judge has accepted the US guarantee of prison status. Assange was in prison or the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 10 years because he fought to send him to be prosecuted first in Sweden and then in the United States. Born in Australia, Assange is detained in the safe Belmarsh prison.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said in a statement, “British courts do not admit that handing over Mr. Assange is oppressive, injustice, or abusive of the process.”

The Swedish case against him was withdrawn, but in 2019 the U.S. government released hundreds of thousands of pages of confidential documents via WikiLeaks with the help of U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. Indicted him under the Spy Act about his role.

Assange’s lawyer has previously shown that he has the option of appealing “including questions about the issue of freedom of speech and the political motivation of US requests.”

Proponents, including several human rights and press freedom groups, argue that the ruling leaves doubts about the media’s ability to report from confidential sources. WikiLeaks has released a diplomatic cable and email containing a video showing a US airstrike that killed a member of the Reuters news staff in Baghdad.

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