British Home Office approves extradition of Julian Assange to the US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face espionage charges as UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed an order to extradite him to the United States.
 
After two years of legal wrangling, a London court issued a formal extradition order in April for approval of transfer to the United States.
 
According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, Assange has 14 days to appeal the decision. It has not been determined by the UK courts that extradition is incompatible with his human rights, as well as his right to a fair trial, his freedom of expression, proper treatment as well as health treatment.
 
After being forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London three years ago, Assange is currently in a high-security London prison.
 
Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted, as he faces 18 criminal charges following the publication of thousands of classified files and diplomatic cables in 2010.
 
Based on the guarantees given by the United States, the High Court said that Assange can be extradited.

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