UK Judge blocks extradition of Wikileaks founder: “I find that the mental condition of Mr Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the USA,”

“The overall impression is of a depressed and sometimes despairing man who is genuinely depressed about his future,” said Judge Baraitser.

The Judge knocked down many other arguments made by the Assange legal team.

“Sending him to the US would not breach a bar on extradition for political offences” she said.

The Judge added “I have no reason to doubt that the usual constitutional and procedural protections would be applied to a trial he might face in the US.”

More to follow.

Published by Benjamin Jenkins

Parliamentary correspondent, political hack, honest to a fault.

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