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UK govt approves extradition of Assange; he plans to appeal

The British government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges.

WikiLeaks said it would appeal.

  • Hurriyet

Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Friday, her department said.

It follows a British court ruling in April that Assange could be sent to the U.S. over WikiLeaks’ publication of a huge trove of classified documents more than a decade ago.

The Home Office said in a statement that “the U.K courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process to extradite Mr. Assange.”

“Nor have they found that extradition would be incompatible with his…

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