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    If sent to the United States, the journalist faces a potential 175-year prison sentence on 17 espionage charges and one count of computer misuse, after WikiLeaks released a trove of classified US military documents ten years ago.

    Sputnik is live outside London's Central Criminal Court as UK District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Assange's extradition trial ended at London's Old Bailey court on 1 October after his defence team spent four weeks trying to prove that the journalist was being indicted for political reasons.

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