UK court blocks Assange’s extradition

UK court blocks Assange’s extradition

A court in London has blocked the extradition request of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US, citing concerns over his “mental health and “risk of suicide”.

The 49-year-old is wanted over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.

The US claims the leaks broke the law and endangered lives. Assange had fought the extradition and says the case is politically motivated, the BBC reported.

The US authorities have 14 days to lodge an appeal and are expected to do so.

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