British home secretary approves Assange's U.S. extradition-Xinhua

British home secretary approves Assange's U.S. extradition

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-17 18:24:01|Editor: huaxia

LONDON, June 17 (Xinhua) -- British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, the Home Office confirmed on Friday.

Assange, 50, is wanted in the United States on allegations of disclosing national defense information following WikiLeaks's publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked military documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars a decade ago, which included an Apache helicopter video footage documenting the U.S. military gunning down Reuters journalists and children in Baghdad's streets in 2007.