British judge rules Assange should not be extradited to US

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to face espionage charges. Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave a verdict at London’s Old Bailey court on Monday stating she was concerned about the 49-year-old’s health while he is incarcerated at a prison in south east London, HMP Belmarsh. “Faced with the conditions of near total isolation without the protective factors which limited his risk at HMP Belmarsh, I am satisfied the procedures described by the US will not prevent Mr Assange from finding a way to commit suicide and for this reason I have de…

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