The indictment claims he conspired with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to crack a scrambled password, known as “hash”, to a classified US defence department computer, the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. He says the information exposed abuses by the US military.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Monday Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the U.S.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited from the UK to the US because of mental health concerns, court rules.
Julian #Assange has been discharged by the judge at the Old Bailey on grounds that he was too great a suicide risk if extradited to the US.
US government said it would appeal the decision.
US prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of leaked military and diplomatic documents in 2010.
Is this is a face-saving British to justify their shaby political trial of #Assange on America’s behalf for release of secret documents.