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UN torture expert warns against Assange’s extradition to US

WorldNews Saturday, 13 April 2019 ()
UN torture expert warns against Assange’s extradition to USEVILARD, Switzerland: Julian Assange is not guaranteed a fair trial in the United States, a UN rights expert told AFP on Friday, questioning the US justice system’s credibility in national security cases. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Nils Melzer, also said that the manner in which Ecuador terminated Assange’s diplomatic protection broke international norms. But Melzer made clear that his greatest concerns for the WikiLeaks founder -- arrested by British police on Thursday after spending almost seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy -- stem from Assange’s possible extradition to the US. "I’m...
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Julian Assange's arrest in Ecuador's London embassy on Thursday was done by British police under a warrant for extradition by the United States. Federal authorities have charged him with computer hacking conspiracy over his relationship with Chelsea Manning. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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