Julian Assange's fiancé, urged Biden to break with Trump’s legacy and drop the extradition case against him.

Julian Assange's fiancé, urged Biden to break with  Trump’s legacy and drop the extradition case against him.

Stella Moris, the fiancé of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, urged US President Joe Biden to interrupt with Donald Trump’s legacy and drop the extradition case against him.

"If Biden really wants to interrupt with the Trump legacy, then he has got to drop the case," Moris told Reuters in an interview.

Assange, who is currently being held at British high security prison HMP Belmarsh, was initially convicted by the Obama administration for conspiring to hack into US military databases for acquiring information on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, which was later published in WikiLeaks in 2010.

The Obama administration during which Biden served because the vice chairman had decided to not seek his extradition citing the primary Amendment of the US Constitution. The Trump administration, however, filed several charges against Assange, and in 2019, charges against him were expanded to incorporate espionage, punishable by a complete of 175 years in prison. As of February, the US Department of Justice continued to hunt his extradition from the united kingdom .

Moris, who may be a lawyer by profession, stated that Biden has got to stop prosecuting Assange if the US wants to be known for defending global press freedom.

"They can't maintain this prosecution against Julian while saying that they defend a worldwide press freedom." Moris told Reuters.

Moris has also urged the united kingdom government to press the Biden administration to drop its involve extradition, stating that Assange wouldn't survive being imprisoned within the US. "I think there is no doubt that Julian wouldn't survive an extradition,"

Moris and Assange met during his time at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum for nearly seven years. They share two children together. After Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno withdrew his country’s support Assange was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police in 2019 and he has been detained at Belmarsh ever since.

Concerns for Assange’s well-being should he be extradited has mounted since antivirus mogul John McAfee died by apparent suicide during a prison in Barcelona. McAfee is claimed to possess taken the acute step following news of his extradition to the US on evasion charges.

President Biden had mentioned Assange as a “high-tech terrorist” in 2010, during his tenure because the vice chairman within the Obama administration. He had also accused WikiLeaks of damaging foreign relations with the US.


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