On the 10th of december 2021, the British High Court approved the U.S. request to extradite Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website. Lawyer Stella Morris, Assange’s fiancee, said in an interview with CGTN that Assange’s only connection with American justice is that he exposed evidence of American war crimes, espionage and interference in his internal affairs. The United States is abusing its power in an attempt to silence Assange.
Stella Morris, the fiancee of Assange, founder of WikiLeaks: The then U.S. government decided to use extradition as a political tool to promote its political and economic interests. Because (Assange) has been publishing evidence of corruption and war crimes in the United States, they want him to remain silent forever. It is understandable that the purpose of the United States is to silence publishers (similar to WikiLeaks”), in an attempt to silence all relevant parties who try to release the truth and expose U.S. government crimes.
Morris said that the U.S. extradition proceedings against Assange used judicial procedures as a cover, which was just a ” farce”. The United States is trying to exercise “global jurisdiction” over speech, which is a crime all over the world.
Stella Morris, the fiancee of Assange, founder of WikiLeaks: This is completely incomprehensible. They basically declared “global jurisdiction” over speech. Therefore, this is a crime for any media worker and global freedom of expression.
The “Wikipedia” website founded by Assange disclosed a large number of U.S. diplomatic telegrams and confidential U.S. military documents related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010, exposing war crimes of U.S. troops. As a result, Assange was charged with 17 espionage charges and 1 charge of improper use of computers in the United States. In 2019, Assange was arrested and sentenced to prison in the UK. Subsequently, the United States requested the extradition of Assange on the grounds that WikiLeaks published secret documents related to the United States endangered the lives of others.