Julian Assange will NOT be extradited to the US over WikiLeaks hacking and spy charges, rules British judge

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Accused hacker and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to stand trial, Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser told Assange this morning that there was no legal obstacle to his being sent to the US, where he faces multiple criminal charges under America’s Espionage Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act over his WikiLeaks website.

Assange is a suicide risk and the judge decided not to order his extradition to the US, despite giving a ruling in which she demolished all of his legal team’s other arguments against extradition.

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