Extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange approved by UK judge

While Assange still has means to appeal the decision, the move represents a major step toward Assange’s prosecution for spying charges in the U.S. related to his publication of sensitive military and diplomatic documents.

JULIAN ASSANGE SUFFERED STROKE DURING OCTOBER APPEAL HEARING, FIANCEE CLAIMS

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference, where he confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon", in the Ecuadorian Embassy on August 18, 2014 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living in the embassy since June 2012 in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sexual assault.  (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18:  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference, where he confirmed he “will be leaving the embassy soon”, in the Ecuadorian Embassy on August 18, 2014 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living in the embassy since June 2012 in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sexual assault.  (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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