UK grants extradition to US of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange – TechCrunch

U.Ok. house secretary, Priti Patel, has accepted a request by the U.S. to extradite Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

The U.S. needs to place Assange on trial for conspiracy to hack and laptop misuse. He additionally faces a lot of fees beneath the controversial Espionage Act. His authorized groups has warned he may face a 175-year jail sentence beneath the U.S. justice system.

Again in January 2021 a U.Ok. choose denied the U.S.’ extradition request on grounds that Assange is a suicide danger and extradition to the U.S. jail system could be oppressive, given the probably influence on his fragile psychological well being. Nevertheless, final December, the U.S. authorities efficiently appealed that call and makes an attempt by Assange’s authorized group to hunt an additional enchantment in entrance of the Supreme Court docket at that time failed — which means the ultimate choice on whether or not to permit the extradition to the U.S. handed to Patel who has now granted the request.

It’s not the tip of highway for the Wikileaks’ founder’s (lengthy) battle towards extradition to the U.S. as his authorized group has resolved to mount a contemporary enchantment.

In a press release launched after Patel’s approval of the U.S.’ request, Wikileaks wrote: “We’ll enchantment by way of the authorized system, the following enchantment can be earlier than the Excessive Court docket.”

“We’ll battle louder and shout tougher on the streets, we are going to set up and we are going to make Julian’s story be recognized to all,” it added.

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