UK Home Secretary approved extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S.


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US has been approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel who said the courts found extradition would not be “incompatible with his human rights” and that while in the US “he will be treated appropriately”. Assange has 14 days to appeal over the decision. A process can last more than a year. His extradition was demanded for longtime by the U.S. to be sentenced over documents leaked in 2010 and 2011, related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, which the US says broke the law and endangered lives. He is accused of conspiring to hack into US military databases to acquire sensitive secret information. Mr Assange’s wife, Stella, said her husband had done “nothing wrong” being a journalist and a publisher.


Media company Wikileaks is a whistle-blowing platform that publishes classified material without provenience specified. Mr Assange does not face the death penalty but nothing can be estimated about how long will be his conviction. He could petition the European Court of Human Rights. Mr Assange, 50, has been in prison in London since he was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2019 and arrested by British police. Previously UK judges blocked his extradition because of concerns about his mental health. His case it’s monitored by Amnesty International. Assange began Wikileaks in 2006 with a group across rhe web. He adopted a nomadic lifestyle, running Wikileaks from temporary, shifting locations.