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UK Home Secretary approves extradition of Assange to US

The extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US moved a step forward on Friday after British Home Secretary Priti Patel gave the green light to hand the journalist over to American custody. “The UK courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of …

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Assange extradition shows ‘hypocritical nature’ of US – China

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hit out against the order to extradite WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the US, issued by a UK court earlier this week, saying that it represents the “hypocritical” nature of the American government.  The Australian born journalist has been held in a British prison …

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Assange extradition order issued by UK court

A magistrates court in London has issued a formal order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges there, and a possible effective life imprisonment. Wednesday’s ruling may be appealed. The Westminster Magistrates’ Court decision reverses its previous ruling that denied the US extradition to the …

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Ex-president faces extradition to US

The top court has denied Juan Orlando Hernandez’s final appeal on Monday, authorizing the extradition of the former president at the request of Washington, to face several drug and gun-related charges. In the US, Hernandez potentially faces a life sentence on multiple charges, including a “conspiracy to import a controlled …

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Date set for court ruling on Assange extradition appeal

In a tweet on Friday, WikiLeaks said that the UK would be ruling on whether founder Julian Assange could appeal his extradition to the US. The High Court will deliver its decision on Monday. “The UK High Court will deliver its decision on Monday morning [24 January] about whether to …

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Assange appeals his extradition to US

Assange filed his “application for leave to appeal” on Thursday morning, his fiancee Stella Moris announced on social media. The High Court that ruled in favor of his extradition on December 10 will now decide whether he will be allowed to appeal it to the Supreme Court. The decision is …

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Julian Assange’s extradition battle: What you need to know

Assange was placed in London’s Belmarsh Prison in 2019 after nearly seven years of hiding inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK capital. Who is Julian Assange? Australian-born Assange co-founded WikiLeaks, a group that publishes classified materials “involving war, spying and corruption,” according to its website. WikiLeaks famously released a …

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Russia slams British verdict on Assange extradition as ‘shameful’

Writing on her Telegram channel, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova blasted the judgement, noting that it happened on International Human Rights Day. “This shameful verdict in this political case against a journalist and public figure is another manifestation of the cannibalistic worldview of the Anglo-Saxon tandem,” she said. Assange is …

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Ruling due on US appeal to Assange extradition refusal

The court recently heard the appeal against a lower court decision that refused to extradite the journalist to face charges over leaked classified US documents. In the original ruling, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser stated that she could not approve the extradition as it would be “oppressive” to do so when Assange …

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