USA: “Great disappointment” by refusing extradition of Assange
The US Department of Justice today expressed its “great disappointment” with the refusal of British justice to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
“While we are very disappointed with the court’s final decision, we are pleased that the United States has prevailed in every legal argument that has been put forward. In particular, the court rejected all of Mr Assange’s arguments concerning political motives, political persecution, a fair trial and freedom of speech. “We will continue to seek Assange’s extradition to the United States,” the ministry said in a statement.
The United States has informed the court of its intention to appeal the decision.
It is recalled that a British court ruled on Monday that Assange should not be extradited to the United States.
Judge Vanessa Barreicer said she had refused to extradite Assange to the United States because of fears that she would commit suicide.
In addition, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico is ready to offer political asylum to Assange and supports the decision of the British judiciary.
“Assange is a journalist and he deserves a chance. “I am in favor of giving him a pardon,” said the Mexican president.