British Judge Rationalized US-Backed Spying Operation Against Assange

In the extradition decision from Judge Vanessa Baraitser, she excused the U.S. spying operation against the WikiLeaks founder, suggesting he was a "risk" to national security.



In a ruling on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition, Judge Vanessa Baraitser contended Assange was most likely targeted in a spying operation backed by the United States because he was viewed as a "risk to their national security."

She simultaneously dismissed the argument by Assange's legal team that t…

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