Julian Assange should not be extradited to US - Jeremy Corbyn

# 11:59
12 April 2019

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK government should not extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faces a computer hacking charge, ONA reports citing BBC.

Party leader said Assange should not be extradited "for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan".

In a tweet, Mr Corbyn shared a video said to be of Pentagon footage - which had been released by Wikileaks - of a 2007 air strike which implicated US military in the killing of civilians and two journalists.

Earlier in the House of Commons, Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott questioned the US government's motivation for charging Assange. She said: "Julian Assange is not being pursued to protect US national security. He is being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations."

Recall that the Wikileaks co-founder was arrested for a separate charge at Ecuador's London embassy on Thursday, where he had been granted asylum since 2012.