Julian Assange can be extradited, says UK home secretaryon June 17, 2022 at 10:31 am

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US is approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US has been approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Mr Assange has 14 days to appeal the decision, the Home Office said.

It said the courts found that extradition would not be “incompatible with his human rights” and that while in the US “he will be treated appropriately”.

Mr Assange is wanted by the American authorities over documents leaked in 2010 and 2011.

He has been in prison since he was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2019 and arrested by British police, after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status.

Responding to the order, Wikileaks said it was a “dark day for press freedom and British democracy”.

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