WikiLeaks urges Home Secretary to stop Julian Assange’s extradition to US

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been urged by WikiLeaks to block Julian Assange’s extradition to the US over fresh espionage charges in the name of press freedom.

The organisation said Mr Javid was under “enormous pressure to protect the rights of the free press in the UK and elsewhere” after its founder was hit with a raft of new charges by the US Department of Justice.

The 47-year-old, who is currently jailed in Britain, faces 18 counts that relate to his “alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in…
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