US authorities provided assurances that the WikiLeaks founder wouldn’t face the severe treatment his lawyers said would put his physical and mental health at risk.
He is a hero to some and a scoundrel to others, and many believe President Joe Biden, a close friend of Barack Obama, will not rest until Julian Assange is locked up in a US prison.
A London judge ruled in January that the Wikileaks foudner should not be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser says Julian Assange likely to commit suicide if sent to the US.
If he loses the ruling, Julian Assange is likely to appeal to London’s High Court and the case could go the UK Supreme Court, further delaying the final outcome.
The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department unsealed a narrower criminal case against Assange.
United Nations human rights experts voiced concern at the sentence of 50 weeks in prison imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for skipping bail in Britain.
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