UK’s Labour urges government to block Assange extradition

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Labour cites case of hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked by the UK government on human rights grounds.

  • Ian Geoghegan
  • Politico

The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party called on the government to block the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces up to five years in prison for a computer hacking charge.

Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been holed up for seven years after breaking his bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which…

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