Report: Assange Lawyer Says Conditions of Extradition Pledge Not Met

New Update In Julian Assange Extradition Battle

In a new turn of events, Julian Assange’s attorney says the conditions for Julian Assange’s extradition have not been met.

From The Hill:

The attorney for Julian Assange said President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head’s offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned…

…“Mr. Assange welcomes the announcement that Ms. Manning’s sentence will be reduced and she will be released in May, but this is well short of what he sought,” said Barry Pollack, Assange’s U.S.-based attorney, via email.

“Mr. Assange had called for Chelsea Manning to receive clemency and be released immediately.”

 

Previous tweets that were sent out by WikiLeaks had lead many to believe that Assange would be extradited following Obama’s decision.

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