He exposed Hillary Clinton’s damning emails to the world only months before the 2016 election, and many still believe that Julian Assange holds the keys to the truth about the murder of Democrat operative Seth Rich. Now, after the US won their appeal case against him, Wikileaks founder, 50-yr-old Julian Assange, who is facing 18 espionage charges in the United States is one step closer to being extradited from the UK to the United States.
On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was literally pulled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London surrounded by several British police.
A disheveled-looking Assange was ranting as he was leaving the embassy that Ecuador had broken International law by arresting him.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) April 11, 2019
Assange’s political asylum had been withdrawn after seven years of refuge because the leader of Ecuador felt his behavior had become “discourteous and aggressive.”
The President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno released a statement slamming Assange:
Newsweek – Assange, 50, an Australian citizen, was arrested in 2019 after living for over five years at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he sought political asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations that he denies.
He feared that in Sweden he would be sent to the U.S. where he is wanted over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011. The U.S. government says that Assange acted illegally in obtaining and publishing the classified documents.
Today, in a High Court in London, a judge who previously blocked the extradition of the Wikileaks founder over concerns for his mental health including suicide has agreed to hand over one of the most controversial figures of our time to the U.S. government.
Politico reports – The High Court was on Friday assuaged by U.S. assurances that 50-year-old Assange would not be held under the strictest of prison restrictions unless he committed a future act that merited those measures.
Assange’s lawyers had argued the assurances over his future treatment were “meaningless” and “vague.”
The U.S. wants Assange extradited from the U.K., where he is currently in prison, to try him in an American court on charges of conspiring to hack into U.S. military databases to acquire and disclose national defense information.
With all of the private information Julian Assange has in his possession via surrogates, that could potentially destroy the careers of several top US politicians and intelligence operatives, will it even be possible for him to receive a fair trial in the United States?