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Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US on espionage charges – Sydney Morning Herald

A British judge has rejected a US bid to extradite Julian Assange to face charges relating to WikiLeaks’ publication of classified cables, saying he would be a…



The US government immediately said it would appeal the decision in the High Court. Assange will remain in custody until a bail hearing set for Wednesday evening (AEDT).
Asked if he understood the new arrangements, Assange responded: “Yes.”
Assange’s mother, Christine, called for a presidential pardon.
“I implore President Trump and President-elect Biden to order them to stand down,” she wrote on Twitter. “The decade long process was the punishment. He has suffered enough.”
The US government had…

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