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UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by fergie001: 11:52am On Jun 17, 2022
Home Secretary, Ms Priti Patel has signed an order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, it was announced on Friday.

The Australian is being held at Belmarsh prison in London after mounting a lengthy battle to avoid being extradited.

Ms Patel made the decision on Friday, although Mr Assange’s legal team will mount an appeal.

A Home Office spokesperson said:
“Under the Extradition Act 2003, the Secretary of State must sign an extradition order if there are no grounds to prohibit the order being made. Extradition requests are only sent to the Home Secretary once a judge decides it can proceed after considering various aspects of the case.

“On 17 June, following consideration by both the Magistrates’ Court and High Court, the extradition of Mr Julian Assange to the US was ordered. Mr Assange retains the normal 14-day right to appeal.

“In this case, the UK courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process to extradite Mr Assange. Nor have they found that extradition would be incompatible with his human rights, including his right to a fair trial and to freedom of expression, and that whilst in the US he will be treated appropriately, including in relation to his health.”

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We will appeal the decision - Wikileaks

This is a dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy. Anyone in this country who cares about freedom of expression should be deeply ashamed that the Home Secretary has approved the extradition of Julian Assange to
the United States, the country that plotted his assassination.

Julian did nothing wrong. He has committed no crime and is not a criminal.

He is a journalist and a publisher, and he is being punished for doing his job.

It was in Priti Patel's power to do the right thing. Instead she will forever be remembered as an accomplice of the United States in its agenda to turn investigative journalism into a criminal enterprise.

Foreign laws now determine the limits of press freedom in this country and the journalism that won the industry's most prestigious prizes has been deemed an extraditable offence and worthy of a life sentence.

The path to Julian's freedom is long and tortuous. Today is not the end of thefight. It is only the beginning of a new legal battle. We will appeal through the legal system, the next appeal will be before the High Court. We will fight louder and shout harder on the streets, we will organise and we will make Julian's story be known to all.

Make no mistake, this has always been a political case. Julian published evidence that the country trying to extradite him committed war crimes and covered them up; tortured and rendered; bribed foreign officials; and corrupted judicial inquiries into US wrongdoing. Their revenge is to try to disappear him into the darkest recesses of their prison system for the rest of his life to deter others from holding governments to account.

We will not et that happen. Julian's freedom coupled to all our freedoms.

We will fight to return Julian to his family and to regain freedom of expression for us all.

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks published thousands of confidential diplomatic and military classified documents in 2010 and 2011 related to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

U.S. prosecutors said the massive leak endangered hundreds of lives and that Assange was aware of the dangers, prompting a U.S. criminal investigation to prosecute him under the Espionage Act.

If convicted in the U.S., Assange could face a 175-year jail sentence.

Assange has always denied any wrongdoing. He has been held in Belmarsh high-security prison since 2019, when he was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge for years.


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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by fergie001: 11:59am On Jun 17, 2022
This has been greeted by widespread condemnations across Parties in the UK.

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by merits(m): 1:05pm On Jun 17, 2022
fergie001:


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WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks published thousands of confidential diplomatic and military classified documents in 2010 and 2011 related to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

U.S. prosecutors said the massive leak endangered hundreds of lives and that Assange was aware of the dangers, prompting a U.S. criminal investigation to prosecute him under the Espionage Act.

If convicted in the U.S., Assange could face a 175-year jail sentence.

Assange has always denied any wrongdoing. He has been held in Belmarsh high-security prison since 2019, when he was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge for years.


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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by sofiscatedmoron: 1:05pm On Jun 17, 2022
grin TFT
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by ArewaNightmare: 1:05pm On Jun 17, 2022
grin when are they going to extradite our ROBOCOP & DRUG LORD ABBA KYARI

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Mumusaphire: 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
Shey na only usa get power that all countries extradit criminals to?

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Brooktrader: 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
Hmmn
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Hndrrxxx(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
Jail him and step on him��

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by CreatorsHub: 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Lanre4uonly(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
Noted.
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by IPIGSRHYPO: 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Fadddd(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
Crazy west. Soon they will suppress a tiny nation for war against free speech

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Sabadon(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
The world we live in is highly politicised

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by ROTELA88(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
last last dem go understand
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by spafu(m): 1:06pm On Jun 17, 2022
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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Thegamingorca(m): 1:07pm On Jun 17, 2022
She will forever be on record as the traitor who ignited the flames that led to his death

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Nobody: 1:07pm On Jun 17, 2022
Observing
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by OgunleyeA1: 1:07pm On Jun 17, 2022
We buy Human toes for $40,000. is this REAL?






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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by fasho01(m): 1:07pm On Jun 17, 2022
Okay
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by BabaCommander: 1:07pm On Jun 17, 2022
After these years of trying to outrum the US government.

Don't mess with the US.

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Nobody: 1:08pm On Jun 17, 2022
He committed no crime, if this was china or Russia the west would be crying everywhere,pure hypocrisy

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by GreyLaw(m): 1:08pm On Jun 17, 2022
Thegamingorca:
She will forever be on record as the traitor who ignited the flames that led to his death

And of course she has Indian heritage! So elites such sensitive positions should only go to 100% locals. Maybe they'll have more sense than foreigners masquerading as citizens.

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Thegamingorca(m): 1:09pm On Jun 17, 2022
GreyLaw:


And of course she has Indian heritage!


At this point she's more British than any British royal

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by stonemind(f): 1:09pm On Jun 17, 2022
grin
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by Transcriber: 1:09pm On Jun 17, 2022
Crooks
Bloody hypocrites


Later they'll say Saudi Arabia and China are against free speech.

The moment the world realise that these guys are the cause of most of the world's problems, I will be happy


The same UK that has a British museum without anything British inside the museum

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by oluseyiforjesus(m): 1:09pm On Jun 17, 2022
Ok
Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by GreyLaw(m): 1:09pm On Jun 17, 2022
Thegamingorca:



At this point she's more British than any British royal

More British than British Royals? I hope that was a joke.

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Re: UK Approves The Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US. Wikileaks Reacts by NwaAdazzi(m): 1:10pm On Jun 17, 2022
Julian put the lives of some many Americans in the middle East in danger by leaking classified information,There is a price for everything,He could have reached out to the US govt for a financial settlement but instead he chose to play the role of Robin Hood.

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