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UK judge rejects Assange extradition but US to continue bid

A UK judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US to confront espionage charges, citing concerns about his mental health and the prison conditions he could face there – but the US has a right to appeal and says it will continue its extradition bid.

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Sweden drops rape case that sent Assange into hiding

A Swedish prosecutor has dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.

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Protests wrack Hong Kong over China extradition move

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has apologised to its people as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.