UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US, noting that the courts found that the measure would not be “incompatible with his human rights”, reports said on Friday.
Patel also noted while in the US, “he will be treated appropriately”, the BBC reported.
Assange, wanted by the US over documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars leaked in 2010 and 2011 and as per it, “broke the law and endangered lives”, has 14 days to appeal the decision.
The Australian is being held at Belmarsh prison in London after mounting a lengthy battle to avoid being extradited.
Responding to the Home Secretary’s order, Wikileaks confirmed that it would appeal her decision.