Moscow condemns the “shameful” cancellation of its refusal to extradite Assange

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Russia has denounced the British judiciary’s decision to overturn an appeal refusing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, who Washington wants to prosecute over a massive leak of documents.

Russia has denounced the British judiciary’s decision to overturn an appeal refusing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, who Washington wants to prosecute over a massive leak of documents. “This shameful decision in a political case against a journalist and a public figure is a new clarification of the worldview of cannibalism for Anglo-Saxon tandem. The West celebrated with dignity International Human Rights Day (December 10, editor’s note) and on her account on the Telegram, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said. “The End of the Summit of Democracy”.

Synergies between Julian Assange and the Kremlin?

Moscow regularly defends Julian Assange, whom it presents as a champion of press freedom. The United States accuses him of publishing more than 700,000 classified documents, as of 2010, on US military and diplomatic activities, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2016, during the US presidential campaign, WikiLeaks also published thousands of hacked emails from the team of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, which contributed to her defeat by Donald Trump.

This episode raised suspicions of collusion between Moscow and Assange, who also regularly collaborated with the Kremlin-owned RT TV channel.

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