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Sholes opposes Assange's extradition to the US

Sholes opposes Assange's extradition to the US

As of: March 4, 2024 at 1:03 pm

WikiLeaks founder Assange has been in British custody for years. Now President Scholes has spoken out against extradition to the US. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison.

President Olaf Scholz has spoken out against the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. “Given the fact that he has betrayed US government secrets and should expect persecution in the US, I think it would be better if the British courts give him the protection he needs,” the SPD politician said during a question. Response session at a vocational school center in Sindelfingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Imprisonment up to 175 years

He feels that the opportunities for this have increased. “At the last hearing the representatives of the United States were unable to assure the British judges that the possible sentence would be within a framework that was reasonable from the perspective of Great Britain,” said Shalls.

The US government wants to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges. He will get 175 years in prison. Washington accuses Chelsea Manning, who was pardoned by former President Barack Obama, of stealing and publishing classified information from US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Assange, on the other hand, faces criminal prosecution for his journalistic activities and is legally defending himself in Great Britain against extradition to the United States.

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