On Friday, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel accepted the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julain Assange to the US to face prison fees, bringing his long-running authorized saga nearer to an finish.
US authorities need Assange on 18 counts, together with a spying cost, regarding WikiLeaks’ launch of confidential US army data and diplomatic cables. Washington says the releases by Assange put lives in peril.
“In this case, the UK courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process to extradite Mr Assange,” the UK Home Office mentioned in an announcement.
“Nor have they found that extradition would be incompatible with his human rights, including his right to a fair trial and to freedom of expression, and that whilst in the US he will be treated appropriately, including in relation to his health.”
Assange’s spouse has mentioned he plans to enchantment the Home Office’s resolution.