British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US: *Updated
Updated at the bottom of the comment thread.
Via RT.com today:
“Britain's Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday."
Friday, June 14, of course being when the hearing was to open at Belmarsh Gitmo Magistrate's Court.
Dirty bastard didn't even feel the need to follow the protocols, did he?
The Guardian's coverage coverage added this too-clever-by-half rubbish, may he rot in hell:
"Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday, Javid said: “He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.”
“Javid said: “It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts.”
See previous: ‘US makes formal request for Julian Assange’s extradition’, June 11, 2019