U.S. Request To Extradite Julian Assange Denied By U.K. Judge

A British judge denied the U.S. request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to America citing “mental health” issues. He was charged in the U.S. under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables. “I have decided that extradition would be oppressive and I order his discharge,” judge Vanessa Baraitser said in her ruling Monday. The “special administrative measures” that Assange would most likely be held in would have a severe, negative impact on his mental health and the increased isolation he would face in U.S. detention would further increas…

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