Julian Assange's extradition hearing set for 2020

CNET | 6/14/2019 | Katie Collins
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Julian Assange faces a long list of charges in the US.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face an extradition hearing in February, a British judge ruled Friday. Assange is waiting to learn whether the UK will extradite him to the US, where he faces charges of conspiring to hack government computers.

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UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid approved the US Justice Department's request on Thursday, but it's up to the court to decide whether the extradition will go ahead.

The US extradition request notes 18 charges related to endangering national security. Assange told the court that his life was "effectively at stake" if he is extradited, according to Bloomberg. He maintained that WikiLeaks is just a "publisher" and didn't break any laws to acquire information.

Assange - Video - Link - Hearing - Westminster

Assange appeared via video link at a hearing at Westminster Magistrate's Court in London on Friday from Belmarsh Prison, where he's being held. Last month, the 47-year-old was sentenced to...
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