High Court in UK decided that Julian Assange could be extradited to the U.S.


The US government has won its High Court bid to overturn a judge’s decision not to extradite Julian Assange, 50, on spying charges. Assange is wanted in the U.S. on allegations of a conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information following WikiLeaks’s publication of leaked documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The judges ordered the case must return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a district judge to formally send it to home secretary Priti Patel.


Assange’s fiancee Stella Moris will appeal. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson added in a statement: “Julian’s life is once more under grave threat, and so is the right of journalists to publish material that governments and corporations find inconvenient.”. Initially, The High Court was previously told blocking Assange’s removal due to his mental health risks. The actual decision is conditioned: Assange would not be submitted to special administrative measures and detained at the ADX Florence Supermax jail if extradited and the US would consent to Assange being transferred to Australia to serve any prison sentence he may be given. Lawyers representing Assange had argued the assurances over the WikiLeaks founder’s potential treatment were “meaningless” and “vague”. Assange’s brother, Gabriel Shipton, said his family feared that Assange would “not survive” extradition.