US will appeal against UK judge decision to refuse Assange extradition
US authorities accuse WikiLeaks founder of espionage
American prosecutors said they would appeal the British court’s decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States. Assange’s lawyer announced this.
According to him, he intends on Wednesday to demand the release of his client on bail..
Earlier, the court rejected a request to extradite the founder of WikiLeaks to the United States, where he is facing a number of charges, including charges of espionage.
Judge Vanessa Baraitser said on Monday that if Assange is extradited to the United States, he is likely to commit suicide.
She also ordered the release of Assange from custody..
The US demands the extradition of a forty-nine-year-old Australian born in connection with 17 charges of espionage and misuse of computer technology brought against him; we are talking about the publication of thousands of secret electronic documents, carried out by Assange in 2010 and 2011, mainly related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq..
If Assange is found guilty on all counts, then the total prison term to which he could be sentenced will approach 175 years.
Assange’s lawyers say the charges are politically motivated and claim his mental health is at risk..
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