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Julian Assange extradition edges closer after US promises not to seek death penalty

  • In short: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains at risk of being extradited to the United States, where he faces 18 criminal charges.
  • A London court had asked the US for several guarantees about how the Australian would be treated in the US before it makes a final decision, and its legal team provided those on Tuesday.

  • What’s next: Lawyers for the US and Assange will return to the Royal Courts of Justice, on The Strand, on May 20 to continue making representations, before a final decision is made at some point after that…

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