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US Faces Tough Ask To Overturn Assange Extradition Ruling

By Richard Crump (January 5, 2021, 7:14 PM GMT) -- The battle to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents is far from over after a London judge blocked the extradition on health grounds Monday. But lawyers say prosecutors will struggle to overturn the decision on appeal.

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange celebrate on Jan. 4 after a British judge ruled he can't be extradited to the U.S. Assange is wanted on 18 counts over claims he published hundreds of thousands of classified documents. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) In a mixed ruling, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said while...

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