WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won his legal battle
against being extradited from the UK to face espionage charges — after a
judge decided he would likely commit suicide if sent to the US.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that it would be “oppressive”
to extradite the 49-year-old Australian because of his mental health as
he faced up to 175 years in prison for allegedly hacking into US government computers.
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