Today they made the decision to extradite Assange to the United States. And if he is extradited, he is definitely life imprisonment and he will die in prison. And we, who are talking here of democracy, must ask: What crime did Assange commit? “He just told the truth,” Lula da Silva wrote on his official Twitter account.
In Lula da Silva’s opinion, Julian Assange only “denounced the fraud and espionage carried out by the most important country on earth”.
“If anyone has committed a crime, it is someone, in the name of the United States, who has been spying on other countries. Even spying on Petrobras,” stressed the candidate for the Labor Party (PT), whose polls give him a clear advantage for winning the October presidency.
Today, the British government confirmed the extradition of the founder of the WikiLeaks website to the United States, where he is required to reveal a large amount of confidential documents.
A Home Office spokesperson confirmed that Minister Priti Pratel had already signed the extradition document: “according to the Extradition Act 2003” the government is required to sign an extradition order “if there is no reason to stop the order”.
The decision is a moment that could put an end to the long legal battle that Assange has fought over the past few years in the UK to avoid extradition to the United States.
Officially, Julian Assange, 50, who was arrested in the UK, has 14 days to appeal.
In response to the extradition order, WikiLeaks described it as “a dark day for British press freedom and democracy”.
“Anyone in this country who cares about freedom of expression should be deeply ashamed of the Home Secretary’s agreement to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, the country that planned his assassination.” Statement issued by WikiLeaks.
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