UK court approves extradition of Julian Assange to US
A court has formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US on espionage charges, in what will ultimately be a decision for the UK home secretary, Priti Patel.
The Wikileaks co-founder, who has the right of appeal, appeared by videolink during the Westminster magistrates court hearing, which one of his barristers described as a “brief but significant moment in the case”.
Mark Summers QC, for Assange, told the chief magistrate that he had no option but to send the case to the home secretary. It was not open,...