WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradition blocked by British judge | DW News

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges. The judge said extradition would be "oppressive" to his mental health. Supporters celebrated the verdict outside the courthouse in central London. Assange would have faced up to 175 years in prison if convicted of violating the US Espionage Act. In 2010, he released thousands of classified US military files online. The Australian was first arrested in Britain ten years ago, and sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy for seven years. His lawyers have consistently argued that Assange was acting as a journalist and is entitled to freedom of speech protections.


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Yves L.
Yves L.:
Free Julian Assange! It's a shame that the Australian government could not stand up against Uncle Sam to protect its citizen.
Mei Li
Mei Li:
He is being prosecuted for exposing the war crimes Blackwater committed while Blackwater has been pardoned!!!! This is beyond tyranny!!!
Ausun Chang
Ausun Chang:
He should be freed. It is ridiculous that those who were killing civilians and those who committed war crimes are free of charge and instead to prosecute the individual who just revealed the truth that he put life in danger, totally nonsense. Where is justice? Finally this is going to the right direction.
Honey Badger
Honey Badger:
USA lecturing the world about human rights while simultaneously engaging in endless wars of imperialism since the 1950s. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.
Some One
Some One:
Uncle Sam without wiki leaks the world would not have learned about American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and diplomatic sources. Thank u Assange 👌👌👌
Rollie Tay
Rollie Tay:
They need to give him a noble prize
Henry M
Henry M:
He is a hero. Well done everyone.
/ khokhar
/ khokhar:
“Not extradition due to mental health” I would call this ruling an oppression, where is so called civilised nation; man was put behind bars for nothing but bringing truth to Iraqi people the atrocities killing millions of Iraqis let alone other countries where drone strikes are regularly carried out.
He should have been thanked and honoured for what he stand for... but we live in civilised democracy where these consider crime.
Jim Carrie Fan club
Jim Carrie Fan club:
This is great news, well done everyone and thank you for your activism.
It's ridiculous to torture anyone in any form anywhere, specially in those 'developed' ones
Istanbul Beauty
Istanbul Beauty:
Good news, however the fight for Justice, Freedom of speech, and the protection of press, privacy, whistleblower continue ⚖️
FREE ASSANGE! The satanists will NOT win.
Avelier Plays
Avelier Plays:
Assange, Manning, Snowden = Heroes

The US = bad guys
Free Spirit
Free Spirit:
Australian government involves itself to rescue Drug mules or terrorist group involvement YET turned its back on Assange.🤔🤫🤬
Hope Forbetter
Hope Forbetter:
Just as a reminder: Trump just pardoned Blackwater’s employees without them being under any threat of war or combat and who still massacred Iraqi men, women and children!!!
David Boskett
David Boskett:
This is ridiculous .The US Justice Department is going to appeal -how much longer will this take. How much longer must Julian Assange be kept in prison and in solitary confinement .He needs to be freed as he has already spent 10 years of his life imprisoned in one way or the other .Murderers and rapists are treated with more humanity.
Very bad ruling but a very good decision. Free Assange. End the prosecution, not only of him but of all whistleblowers
Ela Cast
Ela Cast:
I'm so relieved to get these news! I wish Julian will be a free man soon!
This is a small victory for humanity against the evil and brutal American regime. Please continue exposing the war crimes and barbarity of the US! Assange, you are a hero to the world.
This is brilliant news. 2021 is off to a great start.
One thing I still admire the west is they still have people with heart that care the others.
Ossie Weinert
Ossie Weinert:
Release him NOW!!!
Reg G
Reg G:
Free Julian Assange!
Finally a good news from UK. Well Done !!
Great news!
John B
John B:
Mexico has offered Assange political asylum.
Johnny Tiger
Johnny Tiger:
Too many journalists has been silent. Shame on them-
J. S.
J. S.:
The US judicial process is crazy, filled with pitfalls and unpredictable nonsense. The law enforcement and prosecution teams that legitimize their own actions, are above the law and procedurally do things that are nothing short of inhumane, as is the prison system he would be subjected to. Hopefully the UK will continue to not extradite him to the US, on humanitarian standards alone.
We need to senate to bring up the legislation that approves of prisoning whistleblowers.. it should be an ABSOLUTE RIGHT for the citzen of the nation to know what their government is doing!!
Ryan Harriss
Ryan Harriss:
This has to be one of the most angering cases of its nature. We are being well and truly controlled by those whose sole purpose is to serve us. I'm disgusted. I hope for consequences.
Finally someone with a spine. These developed nations are behaving like terrorist regimes, incriminating anyone who is exposing them.
infinity highway
infinity highway:
Great news everyone !!
Good start of a new year.. 👋👋
Harmony Voice
Harmony Voice:
Free Assange the great free journalist in western countries.
Liége Saboya
Liége Saboya:
The strange thing is that there is no need to keep Assange in prison , he is not a murderer ,simply had exposed horrendous crimes against humanity . He should be released from the prison right away .
The english judiciary is a shame .
Victor Girbu
Victor Girbu:
That's good news
Victory for Justice!
Find the way to send him to Russia, that is the only place he gonna be safe. Look at the Snowden - lived pretty happy, working, got married.
Mark Drinkwater
Mark Drinkwater:
He is a hero! That should be freed immediately for exposing the TRUTH.
Stormy Snyder
Stormy Snyder:
As a US citizen, I am ashamed of our actions and I plead that anyone who can help to keep Assange safe, please do so. Please do NOT send him to the U. S.
Ekaterina Antropova
Ekaterina Antropova:
I am very glad for this geat Man! I think he's really hero of our world!I hope he will be free.
Sully Velasquez
Sully Velasquez:
Miracles happen ❤️.
delmarie crandall
delmarie crandall:
Assange is a journalist who reported truth and violated the rights and safety of no one! I petition Queen Elizabeth II to free Assange, to pardon any claims that he criminally obtained his video of military abuse resulting in murders of civilians. FREE ASSANGE. He has the right to heal. It is inhumane what psychological torture he has been subjected to and his body surely is in bleak condition. FREE ASSANGE!
This is why not a single country is caring which country the UN or USA is pointing at.. Russia, China, Turkey or whatever state. Its all the same. Same outcome different rhetoric.
Ale abogado
Ale abogado:
the Judge should exonerate completely of every charge to Julian from my point of view.
Woww, bold move from the 51th member state :D
Tooran Nashir
Tooran Nashir:
So happy with this outcome.
Michael Schiffmann
Michael Schiffmann:
Great report by DW! Thank you very much. This is what journalism looks like.
Martha Balev
Martha Balev:
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 one of humanity HEROS that put his life an risk for the information he give to the population 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Thank You Mr Assange for your bravery. Blessings.
Kool Fan
Kool Fan:
Força 💪 felicitacions Julian, gràcies per existir, gràcies pel teu sacrifici. La llibertat es més a prop. 👏
Hasan Abduqayumov
Hasan Abduqayumov:
A good start for the year
Marcel Terwiel
Marcel Terwiel:
If this will be the final decision, there will be always the possibility that the USA will kidnap Julius. Their leaders are totally sick and paranoid enough to fulflill such an act of crime.
James Balmforth
James Balmforth:
10 war criminals disliked this video
XvX VxV:
USA probably still spying on everybody if there is no WikiLeaks, big thanks to Julian🙏
Orpheus Head
Orpheus Head:
Good news. Stay free.
Shikoba James
Shikoba James:
Great news well done 👍
R Smith
R Smith:
This news gladdens me . Mr. Assange's persecution by my government , for exposing the shame of my government is yet another shame . That said , we need another word in English to describe his experience . It is not torture , and frankly describing it so is offensive , and harmful to all those who have and will suffer it .
Three cheers for the man who helped pulled the strings! All hail Assange! 🙌
The Judge has a precedent - Gary McKinnon whom Teresa May stopped from being extradited on health grounds when she was Home Secretary. ( The Judge - as did Teresa May in that instance - has a heart )
In light of the recent events in the US regarding the storming of the Capitol in Washington DC, Biden and most leaders made the blaring statement that it was not American and not who they are.
But when I look back at things like the case of Julian Assange, it makes me wonder who those leaders think Americans really are.
Elizabeth Gallagher
Elizabeth Gallagher:
I am glad he won't come to the USA. He has been tormented for far too long.
Koude Kroket
Koude Kroket:
I'm not happy with this outcome.

He's not being extradited for the wrong reasons.
Tristan C
Tristan C:
Some One
Some One:
Thanks to the almighty Christ that Assange will not be brought to USA.
That’s great news for this year. Uncle Sam cannot kill journalism 👌
Liam Taggart
Liam Taggart:
Great news👍🇮🇪 Shame on the USA,England,Sweden and Australia
Eli Afrikha
Eli Afrikha:
God is always with the righteous. #FreeAssange.
Darin Shahri
Darin Shahri:
It will go to the ninth court of appeals the judge just didn’t want her name tarnished and her to be responsible for the death of Assange or his inevitable mistreatment in ADX Florence
J G:
When they say suicide risk they really mean “suicide” risk
Nadia - Maria
Nadia - Maria:
Brasov Bike Traffic
Brasov Bike Traffic:
They tried to get the Snowden same method
Fred Mineo
Fred Mineo:
Great Great 👍 NEWS
Joris Rietveld
Joris Rietveld:
Finally now I am confident 2021 will be better than last year!
Satish Bhat
Satish Bhat:
The smile on the lady lawyers face shows the pressure she is released from.
Lidija Popovic
Lidija Popovic:
Support to Julian Assange..a hero to many ♥️
tino Dell Pene
tino Dell Pene:
Good. I wait for love from you 💝💖
Good for him, he really exposed hypocrisy of political leaders
Gerry Quinn
Gerry Quinn:
Thank goodness for the one and only British judge with more than one brain cell.
Best wishes to Julian.
I love how the truth about the US keeps unfolding! Thank god I wasn't born there
Christine Tan
Christine Tan:
So many journalists have been killed. This one must be protected at all costs.🙏God's 💝favour upon you.
KoolKat FELIX:
People like Assange expose the truth to the world. We need such people around! Maybe Trump could assign him to find out what was going wrong with those against his Presidency!
Kathleen Rollins
Kathleen Rollins:
This is the best news for all people. Truth over profit so good for him.
denboer908 Denboer
denboer908 Denboer:
Thanks God🙏
May God bless you Assange.
Ryan williams
Ryan williams:
When you spit in our face over Harry Dunns killer, im happy we gave you the middle finger on this one!!
David Chin
David Chin:
What? Uncle Sam could not find any secrets out of the judge’s iPhone to blackmail him?
Dawa Jailani
Dawa Jailani:
Akmal Hafiz
Akmal Hafiz:
Good news
Kululekani Makeleni
Kululekani Makeleni:
This is great news. Though there's still a battle ahead, this is a victory worth celebrating. A victory for Julian, his family and wistleblowers, democracy, free speech and press...
Ali Aboudi
Ali Aboudi:
Stay strong Assange, God bless you
Janos Vass
Janos Vass:
Justice for Julian will prevail.
Pandit Trouble Jr.
Pandit Trouble Jr.:
My sincere support to Julian Assange...💕❤💞❤
#freeassange #journalismisnotacrime
ATube YouAre
ATube YouAre:
It is amazing and shameful how many so-called journalists abandoned Assange.
Henry Hernandez
Henry Hernandez:
Julian Assange is one of very few foreign gentlemen that I have 100% respect and regard for in reasonably challenging a government....
Assange uncovered truth.. if you want to imprison him you are an enemy of truth!
Max DC
Max DC:
US State Dept: We are certainly not pleased with this ruling. We are exploring our options and would impose sanctions on the judge concerned and his family as well in due course.
Gabellus Gabellus
Gabellus Gabellus:
Julie a hero of our times 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Dennis Morris
Dennis Morris:
This indeed would be a pardon worthy of its name.
Sergio Gravier
Sergio Gravier:
Elci Queiroz Borges
Elci Queiroz Borges:
Que bom que as autoridades Britânico, bloqueou a extradição de ASSANGE JULIAN.
#ASSANGE JULIAN herói humanitários
يمنية يمنية
يمنية يمنية:
السلام عليكم انا اترجاك واتوسل اليك يا اخي ان تقرا رسالتي هذا كامله ولا تتركها بدون ما تقراها

اخي اول كلامي اقسم بلله علا كتاب الله اني لا اكذب عليك ولا انصب ولا احتال انا بنت يمنيه نازحين من تعز اني واسرتي وعلينا اجار بيت الشهر ب13الف يمني ولان علينا 39الف حق 3اشهر وصاحب البيت من الناس الي ما ترحم والله يا اخي انه يجي كل يوم يبهدلنا ويتكلم علينا ويريد يخرجنا من البيت للشارع لاننا ما قدرنا ندفع له الاجار وما يروح الا بعدما نبكي ورجعوا تكلموا عليه الجيران ومهلنا لاخر هذا الاسبوع واذا ما دفعنا له حلف يمين بلله انه بيخرجنا الى الشارع بدون رحمه واحنا اسره ايتام فقراء مشردين من بيوتنا بسبب هذا الحرب ولا نجد قوت يومنا وعايشين اني وامي واخوتي سغار والدنا متوفي الله يرحمه وما معنا احد في هذا الدنيا يقف بجانبنا في هذا الضروف القاسيه وما معي اخوان كبار اني الكبيره في اخوتي ولاكن انا بنت لا اتسطيع مثلك ان اروح اشتغل بين الرجال واصرف علا اسرتي والله ثم والله يا اخي اننا قد لنا يومين محرومين من لقمت العيش ومعي اخوان صغار انظر كيف حالتهم اقسم بلله يا اخي انهم خرجوا من البيت للشارع وشافوا الجيران ياكلوا راحوا وقفوا عند بابهم لجل يعطوهم ولو خبزه يابسه يسدوبها جوعهم والله الذي له ملك السموات والارض انهم غلقوا الباب وطردوهم ورجعوا يبكوا ايموتوا من الجوع ما احد رحمهم وعطاهم لقمت عيش ولان لوما احد ساعدنا بحق كيلوا دقيق اقسم بلله اننا انموت من الجوع فيا اخي انا دخيله علا الله ثم عليك واريد منك المساعده لوجه الله واسالك بلله يا اخي لو انت مسلم وتحب الخير واتساعدني ولو ب500ريال يمني ان تطلب اسم بطاقتي وترسلي ولا تتاخر وايعوضك الله بكل خير فيا اخي انت رجال اذا شفت اسرتك جاوعين تعمل المستحيل من اجل تامن لهم الاكل ولاكن انا بنت عيني بصيره ويدي قصيره ليس لي اب مثلك واخواني سغار شوف كيف حالتهم وساعدنا وانقذنا قبل ان يطردونا في الشارع نتبهدل او نموت من الجوع هذا رقمي00967715650030 واالذي يريد مساعدتنا لوجه الله يراسلني واتساب انا اقسم بلله الذي رفع سبع سموات بلا عمد وبسط الارض ومهد اني لا اكذب عليك بحرف من هذا الرساله واني ما طلبتك الا من ضيق ومن قسوت الضروف والحال الذي احنا فيه انا واسرتي نسالكم تساعدونا الله يحفضكم ويوفقك
Mark Williams
Mark Williams:
Well, that was a fair and balanced report. Bravo!!!