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US prosecutors ask reassess Assange’s mental health for extradition

Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors from the United States questioned today that mental health of founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is an obstacle to his extradition.

Prosecutor, James Lewis, assured that Washington will appeal the ruling of British justice in favor of not transferring the Australian journalist to the United States due to the risk of suicide.

The expert evidence presented by the defense is not based on his current health state, but on how it might evolve, Lewis said.

Before the High Court of London, the US public prosecutor requested a reevaluation of the state of mental health of the defendant, who is in custody in a British maximum security prison in the British capital.

Dozens of human rights activists gathered today in front of the court to demand the British justice release Assange and not continue with the unjust extradition process.

‘Every day this injustice continues is a risk to Assange’s health, he is imprisoned just for fulfilling his duty’, warned Stella Moris, partner of the founder of the media organization.

The United States indicts the journalist on 18 charges, including hacking into Army databases to acquire information about wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and, if extradited, he would face a sentence of 175 years in prison.


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