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British judge denies US extradition request for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, citing suicide risk

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2021
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A British judge ruled Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the U.S. on espionage charges because he is a suicide risk, in a move that touches on press freedoms and the international reach of the U.S. justice system.

The ruling ostensibly brings to an end a legal saga that has dragged on for almost a decade and has been full of controversies that pitted Washington against rights campaigners who say the U.S. government tried to redefine what journalists can publish.

U.S. prosecutors said they...

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