The extradition request of Julian Assange made the United States got rejected by a judge from the United Kingdom. According to the ruling of the British judge, extraditing the convict, Julian, would be an inhuman measure. This was because he was not in the right mental state. The judgment of Vanessa Baraitser came out this Monday.
The 49-year-old Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks. He is a citizen of Australia. He has charges of Espionage Act filed against him by the officials of the US. This was because of the role he played in making the diplomatic cables and the military information, public.
Julian Assange Reported To Be In Depression
It was stated that Assange would be subjected to none other than a fair trial if extradited in the US. However, judge Vanessa still made it known that it would have a serious mental impact on the mental health of the convict if he got extradited.
The claim of the British judge was that Julian Assange was going through a moderate or severe depression. This took place throughout his prison stay at the Belmarsh prison of London. She also made it known that there was a risk of suicide brought about by his mental state.
The judge went on to say that the kind of isolation he would be facing in the detention center if he got extradited to the US, might prove to be lethal for himself. She claimed that Assange carried with him the intellect to prevent any sort of suicidal thoughts.
There was a huge crowd that had come to Old Bailey in support of Julian Assange this Monday. As they all celebrated the news of the extradition request, they shouted slogans that said, “Free Assange”.