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British judge denies US extradition request for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, citing suicide risk


A British judge ruled Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the U.S. on espionage charges because he is a suicide risk, in a move that touches on press freedoms and the international reach of the U.S. justice system. The ruling ostensibly brings to an end a legal saga that has dragged on for almost a decade and has been full of controversies that pitted Washington against rights campaigners who say the U.S. government tried to redefine what journalists can publish.U.S. prosecutors said they would appeal the ruling. Assange was indicted …

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