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Australia will not appeal for extradition of Julian Assange

Accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been extradited to the US. He faces up to 175 years in prison.

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  • Julian Assange has been accused of spying in the United States.
  • Australia will not challenge the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the US.
  • If convicted in the US, Assange faces up to 175 years in prison.

Australia will not challenge the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. “We believe in the independence and integrity of the UK judicial system.” Australian Senator Simon Birmingham said this to national television station ABC on Thursday. A British court last day formally approved the Australian national’s extradition to the United States.

Birmingham said the Australian government had no objection to extradition. He said Assange’s right to appeal remains the same. He could appeal to the High Court – and said Australia would continue to provide consular assistance to its detained citizen.

According to a British court ruling, Assange’s lawyers have until May 18 to present their case to British Home Secretary Priti Patel. He has the final decision on his extradition.

Imprisonment up to 175 years

In the US, Assange has been accused of spying and publishing hundreds of thousands of secret documents on WikiLeaks’ disclosure platform. The documents contain information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The papers contained explosive information about American operations in these countries. Among other things, also about the killing of civilians and the mistreatment of prisoners.

If convicted in the US, Assange faces up to 175 years in prison. The 50-year-old and his supporters have repeatedly criticized the politically motivated procedures.

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