Julian Assange’s Extradition Blocked by Judges

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Judges Block US Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange—for Now

In a recent ruling, judges in the United Kingdom have blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks…

Judges Block US Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange—for Now

In a recent ruling, judges in the United Kingdom have blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. The decision came as a relief to Assange and his supporters, who have long argued that the charges against him are politically motivated and threaten freedom of the press.

The US government has been seeking Assange’s extradition for several years on charges related to the publication of classified documents on WikiLeaks. The case has ignited a debate over the limits of freedom of speech and the role of journalists in holding governments accountable.

Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, faces a slew of charges in the US, including espionage and hacking. His legal team has argued that he would not receive a fair trial in the US and that his extradition would be a violation of his human rights.

The UK judges agreed with Assange’s arguments and ruled that he should not be extradited to the US—at least for now. The decision is likely to be appealed, and the legal battle is far from over.

For now, Assange remains in the UK, where he continues to fight extradition and push for his freedom. The case has drawn international attention and raised important questions about the future of journalism and government transparency.

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