US Gov't Begins Bid To Overturn Assange Extradition Ruling

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By Richard Crump (October 27, 2021, 4:47 PM BST) — Julian Assange would be able to serve any sentence imposed on him by a U.S. court in his native Australia, the American government said at a London appeal hearing Wednesday as it seeks to overturn a decision blocking his extradition.

A poster of Julian Assange at the entrance to the High Court on Wednesday, where the U.S. has challenged an extradition ruling. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The U.S. is challenging a ruling by a London district judge that the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health problems meant he could not be extradited to face espionage charges. He would be at a high risk of committing suicide…

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