Foreign Media: Assange fears death penalty if extradited to the United States

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 Foreign Media: Assange fears death penalty if extradited to the United States


Reference News Network reported on April 13 that the Westminster District Court in London ruled that WikiLeaks founder Assange violated bail regulations and announced that a hearing on the case would be held again on May 2.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on April 11, the judge announced in court: Mr. Assange, you will be detained until the next hearing on May 2.

During the trial, Assange briefly answered questions several times and said in particular that he did not admit the charges against him for resisting police law enforcement.

Westminster District Court Judge Michael Snow said the United States must provide all the documents needed to extradite Assange by June 12.

According to the website of Newsweek on April 11, Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, feared that if he was extradited to the United States, he might face the death penalty.

But the Guardian was quoted as saying in a radio interview last December that the British government had given Assange a written assurance that it would not extradite Assange to any country where he might face the death penalty, including the United States.

According to British Foreign Secretary Alan Duncan on November 11, if Assange faces death penalty in the United States, Britain will not extradite him.

The Home Secretary, Said Javid, issued a statement to the British Parliament. In his statement, he said Assanges rights and legitimate interests would be protected.

In addition, according to Deutsche Presse on April 11, the Swedish Procuratorate said on April 11 that it would consider a request to reopen a preliminary investigation. The investigation involved a rape allegation against Assange. In 2017, the investigation was withdrawn.

Reported that the Swedish accusations will aggravate the judicial dilemma facing Assange in Britain. In Britain, he was found unable to surrender to the authorities and faced extradition requests from the United States.

In Sweden, as long as the limitation of action has not expired, the preliminary investigation can be restarted.

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference News Network: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825