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WikiLeaks's Assange Tells Court He Won't `Surrender to America'

  • Full extradition hearing ‘many months away,’ U.K. judge says
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court Thursday that he doesn’t want “to surrender to America" as he fights extradition over the leak of national security information.

Appearing via video-link from the high-security Belmarsh prison, Assange said he wouldn’t agree to go to the U.S. to face charges. American authorities are pursuing extradition so he can face trial on accusations that he conspired with ex-U.S. Army analyst Chelsea Manning to illegally download classified government material.