Jeremy Hunt says he would not block Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from being extradited

Mail Online | 6/2/2019 | Joel Adams For Mailonline
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The Foreign Secretary has said a government he lead would not block Julian Assange's extradition to the USA, where the Wikileaks founder faces the prospect of dying in jail if found guilty of espionage.

Jeremy Hunt, one of the front-runners to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister, said Mr Assange was 'alleged to have committed some very serious crimes, alleged to have led to people's deaths', adding 'he has no more reason to escape justice than anyone else who is alleged to have committed crimes.'

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Mr Hunt told Face The Nation on US network CBS that what has happened to the Australian in recent weeks is the 'right thing'.

It comes after a UN special report concluded the abuse Assange has faced in the press and online amounted to 'psychological torture' and 'inhuman and degrading treatment.'

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Mr Assange, 47, was moved to the hospital wing of Belmarsh prison last week and was found too unwell to appear by video-link as scheduled at Westminster magistrates' court. His lawyers reported it was not possible to have...
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