Judge Sends Assange Extradition Decision to UK Government

The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange supporters hold placards as they gather outside Westminster Magistrates court In London, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The court is expected to issue an extradition order to send Assange to the United States, which will then be sent to the Home Secretary Priti Patel for approval. Assange's defence will then make submissions to Patel by May 18th, in an attempt to stay the order. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal. The order, which brings and end to the years’-long extradition battle closer, comes after the U.K. Supreme Court last month refused Assange permission to appeal against a lower court’s ruling…

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