Julian Assange Extradition: Everything To Know

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Julian Assange is currently in prison in the UK but might be extradited to the U.S, according to the UK home secretary. He is wanted by the U.S authorities for leaking secret documents in 2010 and 2011. The documents were about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and according to the Americans, these documents endangered lives and broke the laws. The UK home secretary shared that Julian Assange has 14 days to appeal the decision made.


Julian Assange | Credit: Anadolu Agency

Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK to seek asylum to avoid being extradited to the U.S. According to him, he was a victim of human rights abuses and could face harsh treatment if he is extradited. The Swedish government was also after him a few years ago on allegations of sexual assaults, however, the case was dropped.

Assange and two other ‘hackers’ known as Trax and Prime Suspect, formed a hacking group dubbed “The International Subversives.” According to sources, Julian Assange with his group of hackers might have been involved in something called WANK – Worms Against Nuclear Killers – which hacked NASA in 1989, however, this claim was never proven.

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