British Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed an order deporting Julian Assange to the United States. There they want to try to spy on the Australian founder of the whistleblower site WikiLeaks.
A British judge has ruled that deportation to the United States could continue until the end of April, with Home Secretary Priti Patel’s signature as the final step in deporting 50 – year – old Assange.
“In view of both the Magistrates’ Court and the High Court, it has been ordered that Julian Assange be extradited to the United States,” said a spokesman for the British Ministry of Justice. The courts ruled that “Assange’s deportation was not oppressive, unjust or abusive.”
The courts have failed to determine that Assange’s surrender is inconsistent with his human rights record, including “the right to a fair trial and freedom of expression.” Finally, they believe Assange will receive “appropriate treatment, including his health,” in the United States.
The United States wants to investigate Julian Assange for leaking 500,000 secret government documents in 2010. Assange faces 18 charges in the United States and faces a maximum of 175 years in prison. The United States has said the release of information about US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is life-threatening.
WikiLeaks has already announced that it will continue to challenge and appeal the deportation of the well-known whistleblower. “Our struggle is not over today. This is only the beginning of another legal battle. We will appeal to the judiciary, ”a tweet said.
WikiLeaks says Patel’s decision is a major blow to freedom of expression. According to WikiLeaks, Assange was a journalist and publicist who conscientiously exposed American war crimes. So Washington wants to make him disappear, and wants to encourage others to follow his example.
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