UK approves extradition of Julian Assange to US where he can face 175 years in prison

The UK approves extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US

WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange may be extradited to the US. This decision was approved by the British authorities, where the journalist is now. The defense plans to appeal. In the US, a journalist can be sentenced to 175 years in prison.

“This is a black day for freedom of the press and British democracy. Anyone who cares about freedom of expression should be ashamed of the Home Secretary's decision to approve Julian Assange's extradition to the United States, the country that plotted to kill him," WikiLeaks said in a Twitter statement.

The company believes that Assange did not commit anything criminal, but only did his job as a journalist. The authors of the statement accused Home Secretary Priti Patel of the United Kingdom of complicity with the United States, which seeks to "turn investigative journalism into a criminal activity."

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Author`s name Petr Ermilin