MEPs call on Commission to halt Assange extradiction to US

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to reporters on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, 19 May 2017. According to a statement by the Swedish prosecutor's office on 19 May 2017, Sweden has dropped a rape probe against WikiLeaks founder Assange.

MEPs call on Commission to halt Assange extradiction to US


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A cross-group of MEPs are calling on the European Commission to intervene and stop the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK to the US. The letter, signed by 37 MEPs, including 32 from the Left, deplores the US request to prosecute the founder of Wikileaks, and underlines the importance of the right to information.
The letter also urges Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans to uphold Assange’s human rights under international and EU laws, with particular reference to the new legislation that provides whistleblowers protection inside the EU.

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