Jeremy Corbyn Asks Boris Johnson If He Agrees Julian Assange’s Extradition Must Be Opposed

Mohamed Elmaazi writes on the 12th February 2020

Leader of the UK opposition Jeremy Corbyn challenged Boris Johnson as to whether he agrees with a resolution by the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US.

Corbyn’s query was part of a wider debate over what he called Britain’s “lopsided” extradition treaty with the US, during Prime Minister’s Questions on 12 February 2020.

“This deep disparity with the US is about to be laid bare when the courts decide whether the WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange will be extradited to the US on charges of espionage for exposing of war crimes, the murder of civilians and large scale corruption”. Corbyn said.

Corbyn went on to ask Johnson whether he agreed with a report from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe “that the extradition should be opposed and the rights of journalists and whistleblowers upheld for the good of all of us”.

Johnson refused to comment on Assange’s case, but noted that it is “obvious” that the rights of journalists and whistleblowers should be upheld, adding that the government “will continue to do that”.

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