February 12, 2021

Biden administration files appeal for Assange extradition

Washington (AFP) – The administration of US President Joe Biden has appealed a British judge’s ruling against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said Friday. The appeal made clear Biden’s intention to have Assange stand trial on espionage and hacking-related charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents beginning in 2009. The Justice Department had until Friday to file an appeal of Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s January 4 ruling that Assange suffered mental health problems that would raise the ris…

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