U.S. formally asks UK to extradite WikiLeaks’ Assange

FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London August 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has formally asked Britain to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S. government computers and violated an espionage law, the U.K has confirmed. “Mr Assange was arrested in relation to a provisional extradition request from the United […]

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