Julian Assange will not be extradited to the United States from Great Britain. This was decided by a judge of the London court denying the request of the authorities in Washington, where the founder of Wikileaks is accused of various crimes, including spying for the publication of thousands of secret documents.
Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser stressed that Assange appears to be “a man depressed and afraid of his future” who could have suicidal instincts if he were sent to the US. “While we are extremely disappointed in the court’s ultimate decision, we are gratified that the United States prevailed on every point of law raised,” the justice department said.
The 49-year-old Australian is detained in the United Kingdom for violating bail, taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. In the United States if convicted, according to his lawyers, he faces possibly 135 years in prison. The US government has already announced its intention to appeal. Mr Assange seemed to have acquired sensitive secret information relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, which was then published on the Wikileaks website.
Below an image of Stella Moris happy for the denied extradition of her companion.
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