British court rejects extradition to U.S. of Julian Assange

Gunnard/ January 4, 2021/ Security/ 0 comments

The U.S. government has been waiting the British court’s ruling for some time now and on Monday (1/4/21) the court made their announcement. No extradition for Julian Assange on charges pertaining to illegally obtaining and sharing classified material related to national security.

In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied the extradition on the grounds that Assange is a suicide risk and extradition to the U.S. prison system would be oppressive.

While the government sees this as a setback, many privacy and internet policy advocates are cheering.

The full ruling is available for download and a timeline of Julian’s arrest is a good read to catch up on the situation.

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