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Extradition of Assange to the US delayed

Assange’s Extradition on Hold in UK

The British government has put Julian Assange’s extradition on hold, pending new guarantees from the United States regarding his treatment. The British judges have given three weeks to the American authorities to provide these guarantees, as Assange is facing charges for a massive leak of confidential documents.

Assange is being held accountable for the publication of over 700,000 classified documents, including a video showing civilians being killed by a U.S. helicopter in Iraq. He was arrested in 2019 after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden.

There have been calls for President Joe Biden to drop the charges against Assange, as his health has been deteriorating during his time in prison. His defense argues that the trial against him is political and that extradition would endanger his health and life. Assange’s lawyers argue that he is being prosecuted for journalistic practices of obtaining and publishing information. The U.S government argues that Assange knowingly published names of individuals who served as sources for the U.S..

The court will have to decide whether the guarantees provided by the U.S are satisfactory or not. The U

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