British judge to rule on US extradition request for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to appear in a London court on Monday to hear the decision over his extradition to the US, where the 49-year-old is facing 18 charges that could land him in jail for 175 years. Washington has charged Assange with violating the Espionage Act by conspiring with former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak a trove of classified material in 2010 relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The secret documents were released on Wikileaks while Assange also collaborated with journalists at prominent news outlets. His supporters and press fr…

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