In January, a British court refused to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the US
President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain to the United States, where he faces charges of conspiracy to carry out hacking attacks.
This was announced by the Ministry of Justice.
Justice Department spokesman Mark Raimondi said the U.S. government will continue to challenge a January ruling by a British judge that Assange cannot be extradited to the United States because of fears that he will commit suicide.
In a Jan. 4 ruling, Judge Vanessa Barrightser stated: “I believe that Assange’s mental state is such that it would be cruel to extradite him to the United States.”
Raimondi said the U.S. would challenge Barightser’s decision.
“We will continue to seek his extradition,” he said.