The UK home secretary claims that Julian Assange can be extradited
The Home Office stated that Mr. Assange has 14 days to appeal the ruling.
According to the statement, the judges determined that extradition would not be “incompatible with his human rights” and that “he will be treated appropriately” while in the US.
Because of papers that were disclosed in 2010 and 2011, Mr. Assange is sought by American authorities.
Since Ecuador cancelled his refugee status in 2019 and he was taken out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London and apprehended by British police, he has been imprisoned.
Wikileaks declared in response to the directive that it was a “sad day for press freedom and British democracy.”
Wikileaks stated on Twitter that it would appeal the ruling and that it was “not the end of the fight.”
The US justice department filed 17 accusations against Mr. Assange for violating the Espionage Act in May 2019, while he was serving a jail term in the UK for violating bail. They claimed that the information gathered by Wikileaks endangered lives.
According to Mr. Assange’s legal team, the classified documents released by Wikileaks about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan showed US wrongdoing and served the general welfare.