Julian Assange's extradition to US approved by UK government

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2022
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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed an order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces espionage charges, in a decision his organization said marked a "dark day for press freedom."

A London court issued a formal extradition order back in April, leaving Patel to rubber-stamp his transfer to the US after a years-long legal battle.

The decision will likely see months more of legal wrangling: Assange has the right to appeal Friday's decision within 14 days, according to a Home Office statement announcing the order.

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