UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States if convicted of violating the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wikileaks said today that Assange would appeal today’s ruling. 

His attorney Jen Robinson condemned the UK for extraditing Assange to a country which once considered assassinating him.

Foreign Press Association Press Conference: Priti Patel discloses decision for Assange’s extradition. (Scrub to 12min for start of conference.) [Source: youtube.com]

In a statement Wikileaks said “It was in Priti Patel’s power to do the right thing. Instead she will for ever be remembered as an accomplice of the United States in its agenda to turn investigative journalism into a criminal enterprise.”

Jameel Jaffer of the Knight First Amendment Institute tweeted “The Assange indictment is a dagger at the throat of press freedom. The Biden administration should drop the prosecution, as press freedom groups have repeatedly asked it to do.”


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  2. Recently more than ten UK police with a van went to collect an illegal immigrant from a house. He was found and taken to the van. An angry crowd surrounded the police and van so the police released the man. Police easily stopped – I hope Assange can never be taken to any airport.

  3. All groupings that consider themselves advocates of democracy, in which the people get informed about what their governments do and do not do in the name of the people, must demonstratively protest to US and British governments, and the mass media that Julian Assange and Wikileaks are messengers that seek to insure that democracy prevails.
    This matter is as important as any other on our busy agendas. Free Assange eguals Free Press, eguals an end to war criminality, equals an end to racism and all all inequalities.
    Wherever we are we must take to the streets!

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