BREAKING: UK judge refuses US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges. https://t.co/itjnpHJzgq
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 4, 2021
Breaking: UK judge rules against extradition of Assange to US #AssangeCase
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2021
A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Monday Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.
More as we get it.