WikiLeaks: British justice formally authorizes the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States – 20 Minutes

New rebound after years of legal tussle. The Westminster Magistrates Court in London formally authorized the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States on Wednesday. There, the founder of WikiLeaks and whistleblower is accused of espionage. If the British justice has officially issued an extradition order, it is however up to the British Minister of the Interior Priti Patel to approve it. Defense lawyers can still appeal to the High Court. Julian Assange faces 175 years in prison Caught in a long legal saga, the 50-year-old Australian is wanted by American justice who wants to try him for the broadcast, from 2010, of more than 700,000 classified documents on American military and diplomatic activities, in particular in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pursued in particular under legislation against espionage, Julian Assange risks 175 years in prison, in a case denounced by organizations for the defense of human rights as a serious attack on the freedom of the press. his appeal.