It is not happening. A high-level judge just made it official and ordered a block. Millions of people are stunned — they never saw it coming.
“A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States to face charges of espionage, as it would increase the risk of Assange committing suicide in prison,” reported Breitbart News.
According to Breitbart, Assange “would have faced up to 175 years in prison” if convicted of all the charges brought by U.S. prosecutors under the Espionage Act. For now, it appears that the controversial figure will not be extradited.
Meanwhile, pressure has been mounting for President Donald Trump to pardon Assange. Some libertarian-leaning members of Congress view him as a hero, while others say he put America’s national security in danger.
Another figure being talked about is former NSA employee Edward Snowden. The whistleblower leaked classified information in an attempt to expose the federal government’s data-gathering operation.
While there is also an effort underway to obtain a presidential pardon for Snowden, he has encouraged Trump to pardon Assange. “Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange,” he said. “You alone can save his life.”
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