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UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it...

  • Jill Lawless, Associated Press
  • ABC

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected allegations that Assange is being prosecuted for political reasons or would not receive a fair trial in the United States.

But she said his precarious mental health would likely deteriorate further under the conditions of “near…

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