UK court blocks Julian Assange extradition to US

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A British judge has ruled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to face espionage charges.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser delivered the decision against the US request on Monday, at the Old Bailey court in London.

The ruling is likely to be appealed by the US government attempting to prosecute the whistle-blower.

The case could then go to the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court, further delaying a final outcome.

For now, 49-year-old Assange, who appeared in court, is expected to remain in jail in the UK.

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