Julian Assange: UK government approves extradition of WikiLeaks founder to US

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The home secretary has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

Mr Assange’s legal team have said they will challenge Priti Patel’s decision and have two weeks to mount an appeal.

The US has sought to prosecute him for more than a decade after he published huge numbers of leaked military secrets including alleged war crimes and atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We spoke to Julian Assange’s wife Stella.

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