Artist Ai Weiwei speaks to the media after visiting Julian Assange at Belmarsh prison in London on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei visits Julian Assange in prison hospital, urges Britain to stop WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to US

  • Ai, who went to London prison with Assange’s father, says the WikiLeaks founder’s health is ‘deteriorating’
  • US is seeking Assange’s extradition to face charges over leaking classified material
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Artist Ai Weiwei speaks to the media after visiting Julian Assange at Belmarsh prison in London on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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Julian Assange at a news conference at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2014. Photo: Reuters

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, official says

  • Assange faces 18-count indictment accusing him of soliciting and publishing classified information and helping crack a Pentagon computer password
  • He was evicted on April 11 from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he had been holed up since 2012
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Julian Assange at a news conference at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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