Julian Assange cannot be extradited to US, British judge rules

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Judge says it would be ‘oppressive’ to extradite WikiLeaks founder to US, citing concerns for his mental health

Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage and of hacking government computers, a British judge has decided.

Lawyers for US authorities are to appeal against the ruling, which rejected arguments that the WikiLeaks co-founder would not get a fair trial in the US but blocked extradition on the basis that procedures in prisons there would not prevent him from potentially taking his own life.

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