Julian Assange can be extradited to the US – court rules

Julian Assange has moved closer to being extradited from the UK to the US, after the US government won the latest stage in its extradition bid.

The US had appealed against a January UK court ruling that the Wikileaks founder could not be extradited due to concerns over his mental health.

But judges ruled the risk of suicide was excluded by assurances from the US.

He is wanted in the US over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.