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Julian Assange Faces US Extradition After UK Approves Transfer

  • Home Secretary Priti Patel rubber stamps court decisions
  • Assange’s lawyers plan immediate appeal, WikiLeaks says
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WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange should be sent to the US to face criminal espionage charges, the UK government said, agreeing with the courts in opposing his long running battle to avoid extradition.

UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, rubber stamped the transfer Friday after a court signed off on the decision. Assange has lost a series of legal battles to remain in the UK but WikiLeaks said  that he plans to appeal the decision, meaning he’s unlikely to get on a plane any time soon.