WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wife pledges to fight deportation from UK to United States
The wife of Julian Assange pledges to fight in every possible way after British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the WikiLeaks’ founder’s extradition.
The British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved its extradition to the United States to face criminal charges.
Additionally, Assange is wanted in U.S authorities on 18 purposes including a spying charge, related to WikiLeaks’ large release of sensitive and confidential U.S. military records along with diplomatic cables which has put life in danger, according to Washington.
His supporters recall him as an anti-establishment hero and claim that he’s victimized because he exposed U.S. wrongdoing amid conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Moreover, his performance is politically improved assault on Journalism and free speech.
The official talks –
However, his wife Stella claims Assange will appeal after the Home Office approved extradition.
She said, ‘We’re going to fight this. We’re going to use every appeal avenue.
I’m going to spend every waking hour fighting for Julian until he is free, until justice is served’, she told reporters, claiming the decision a ‘travesty’.
Assange’s brother Gabriel Shipton said that, appeal would include new information not previously taken to the courts, including claims made in a report last year of plans to assassinate him, to Reuters.
Originally, a British judge ruled Assange saying, that his mental health will at risk of suicide if convicted and held in maximum security prison.
However, the Home Office said the court’s had not found that extradition would be incompatible with his human right.
It included his right to a fair trial and freedom of expression, and that he would be treated appropriately.
Moreover, Assange has been involved in a legal fight in Britain for more than a decade and it could continue for more years.
Ultimately, he has 14 days to take his case to the United Kingdom Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
‘We’re not at the end of the road here, dark day for press freedom and for British democracy’, Stella Assange said on Patel’s decision.
The former head of extradition at Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service Nick Vamos said verdicts were regularly overturned by the High Court.
Assange would be able to claim again it was politically motivated and use new evidence, such as his allegations the CIA had plotted to assassinate him.’
However, the CIA declined to comment on his claims.
‘I think he might get some traction,’ Vamos told Reuters.
Some initial stage work –
WikiLeaks came into light when it published a U.S. military video back in 2010 showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people including 2 Reuters news staff.
After this action, U.S. prosecutors and officials referred Assange as a reckless enemy who leaked states credentials.
Later, he and his supporters argued amid his punishment.
‘Allowing Julian Assange to be extradited to the U.S. would put him at great risk and send a chilling message to journalists the world over,’ said Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general.
However, the Australian government told Washington and London to bring a close to this case.
The past story –
The case began in later 2010 when Sweden persuaded Assange’s extradition from Britain over allegations of sex crimes.
In April 2019, he was imprisoned for breaching British bail conditions although the Swedish case against him had been dropped.
He fathered two children with his current wife to whom he married in tight security in prison in London, March which was attended by two officials and two guards.