Julian Assange can be extradited to US, Court rules

Julian Assange can be extradited to US, Court rules


Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was charged by US authorities with 18 offenses connected to Wikileaks’ release of confidential US military information and political concerns concerning the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

The US announced that they were looking into Assange for violating the Espionage Act. The Espionage Act states that the government has the authority to imprison anyone who publishes disloyal or derogatory remarks toward the United States government. This is a significant violation of free speech. He is being prosecuted for disclosing accurate information concerning the war crimes committed by the United States in the Middle East.

However, Wikileaks did not work alone to uncover these war crimes; several publishers, including The New York Times and other media sources, assisted in the investigation. Nonetheless, they are not being handled in the same way as Wikileaks.

His legal team filed an application to Britain’s Supreme Court after the lower court ruled that he can be extradited in the US for “spying” charges. The legal team of Assange asked for permission to appeal the High Courts ruling.

The High Court ruled that Assange could be extradited on December 10.

He has spent ten years in prison in the UK because he revealed the US for war crimes committed with true poof. People argue this persecution is a threat to freedom of the press, free speech, and journalists all around the world.

So what will happen to future journalists if Mr. Assange is sent to jail because of this ridiculous accusation? Will they all be thrown in jail for speaking out on problems like this? Will our Free Speech be stripped from us, or has it already been stripped?