FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London

  • A UK judge on Monday refused a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
  • The judge ruled extradition would endanger Assange’s mental health and place him at risk of suicide.
  • The US can still appeal the ruling.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US due to potential risks to his wellbeing.

UK district judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday morning ruled the Wikileaks founder would be at risk of self-harm and suicide if extradited to the US. 

The US said it would appeal the decision, per the Associated Press. Assange faces 17 charges of espionage and hacking in the US.

This is a developing story…