British Court Rules Extradition is Legal for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to Face Trial in U.S.

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A British court has ruled to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. where he will face charges under the Espionage Act for the crime of committing journalism.

The High Court in London struck down a previous ruling that determined Assange’s extradition would put his health in serious jeopardy. He will head back to the U.S. to face 17 felony counts under the Espionage Act and an additional felony count for misusing a computer in handling the treasure trove of leaked documents produced by WikiLeaks detailing government and corporate crimes.

“There is no reason why this court should not accept the assurances as meaning what they say,″ the High Court ruling stated. “There is no basis for assuming that the USA has not given the assurances in good faith.”

Assange’s defenders and advocates, including his fiancé, Stella Moris, are outraged over the news and will continue to fight for justice on behalf of the heroic information liberator.

“We will fight,” Moris said outside of the court, adding that the ruling is a “grave miscarriage of justice.”

“Every generation has an epic fight to fight and this is ours, because Julian represents the fundamentals of what it means to live in a free society,” she added.

Big League Politics has reported on how U.S. deep state forces have been plotting to kill Assange for years:

The Central Intelligence Agency considered plots to either kidnap or assassinate Australian journalist Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks in 2017, according to new reporting from Yahoo News published on Sunday.

Wikileaks’ publication of information related to CIA hacking tools set off a renewed antipathy against the journalist within the intelligence agency. CIA personnel went so far as to ask for “sketches” or “options” for a possible assassination plot targeting Assange. The Wikileaks founder resided in the UK’s Ecuadorian Embassy at the time as a means to evade arrest by British authorities.

Around the same time, CIA personnel were monitoring video surveillance footage of Assange associates and Assange himself, seeking means to disrupt Wikileaks by sowing internal discord within the organization.

Then-Trump administration CIA director Mike Pompeo was bent on revenge against Assange, siding with the US Deep State in an attempt to silence Assange’s journalism. The United States continues to seek extradition of Assange after the United Kingdom arrested Assange on supposed violation of bail conditions. One British judge has already denied an extradition request, citing human rights concerns surrounding the US federal prison system.

The CIA’s cavalier plans targeting Assange were ultimately shot down by Trump White House lawyers. Some CIA personnel concerned with the legality of kidnapping and assassination plots also brought the matter to the attention of members of Congress. The Department of Justice also worried outlandish plots to kidnap or assassinate Assange would ruin attempts to prosecute him for alleged involvement in plots to release classified information.

Assange and his attorneys are expected to appeal the ruling of the High Court and take this matter all the way to the U.K. Supreme Court. If they do not win, Assange may receive the Jeffrey Epstein treatment behind bars and die mysteriously and suddenly while in custody.

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