Julian Assange prosecution should be dropped, says specialist extradition lawyer

The latest indictment issued by the US against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange includes 17 new charges. But a lawyer specialising in extradition argues that UK authorities should reject the case against Assange.

Selective prosecution

The 17 additional charges listed in the indictment relate to the Espionage Act. The Canary previously warned that the US authorities may be planning to apply the act against Assange.

But if it can be shown that the prosecution of Assange is selective – and therefore biased – then his UK lawyers could raise this as yet another reason why the US extradition request should be refused by the UK.

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