UK Court Orders Extradition Of Julian Assange To The US

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By Richard Crump (April 20, 2022, 12:05 PM BST) — The extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S. edged closer on Wednesday as a judge at a London court formally issued an order to transfer the WikiLeaks founder to America to face espionage charges.

Supporters of Julian Assange outside a London court on Wednesday, where a judge formally issued an order to transfer the WikiLeaks founder to America. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The decision at Westminster Magistrates’ Court — which Assange’s counsel Mark Summers QC described as a “brief but significant moment in the case” — will be sent to Home Secretary Priti Patel for approval. Assange can appeal the ruling….

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