BREAKING: A UK judge has ordered the extradition of Julian Assange to the US where he will face a 175 year sentence. Julian Assange was jailed for exposing US atrocities against Human Rights.
Home Secretary Priti Patel will now be responsible for deciding whether to approve the extradition after a protracted legal battle.
An extradition order was issued by chief magistrate Paul Goldspring during a seven-minute hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Mr Goldspring said: “In layman’s terms, I am duty bound to send your case to the Secretary of State for a decision.”
Outside the court, scores of supporters – including former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – gathered carrying placards reading “Don’t extradite Assange”.
The extradition may yet be further delayed by an appeal.
Assange, 50, was not present in court physically, although he watched the administrative proceedings by video link.