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UK approves order to extradite WikiLeaks founder

UK approves Julian Assange’s extradition. Assange plans to appeal.

Where: UK

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On Friday, the British government approved Julian Assange’s extradition order.
Assange faces spying charges in his home country, the US, and has been on the run for roughly a decade.
Assange stands to face trial on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse as he published several classified documents.
The WikiLeaks founder plans to challenge the order and has two weeks to file an appeal.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed Assange’s extradition order to the US.

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