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Julian Assange will not be extradited to the United States on espionage charges, British judge rules – SBS News

The judge ruled against Julian Assange’s extradition to the US on mental health grounds, saying he would be a suicide risk.



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Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States to face charges of espionage and hacking, a British judge has ruled.
District judge Vanessa¬†Baraitser¬†delivered the ruling at the central criminal court on Monday, saying the extradition would be “oppressive” due to his mental health.
She said the 49-year-old would be a suicide risk in US custody.
Faced with conditions of near total isolation … I am satisfied that the procedures will not prevent Mr Assange from finding a way to commit suicide,…

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