A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP
A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP

Julian Assange ‘would be suicide risk’ if extradited from Britain to US, says lawyer

  • Extradition would expose WikiLeaks founder to inhumane and degrading treatment by a disproportionate sentence, lawyer Edward Fitzgerald argued
  • Assange, 48, is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States where he is accused of espionage and hacking

Topic |   Britain
A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP
A court artist’s sketch of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the dock reading his papers for his extradition hearing on Monday. Photo: AP
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