Assange lawyer condemns arrest of WikiLeaks founder

2019-04-12 06:45

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange condemned the United States on Thursday for seeking his extradition for "publishing truthful information".

Barry Pollack, the US attorney for Assange, also said he was disappointed that Ecuador allowed him to be arrested at its embassy in London.

"It is bitterly disappointing that a country would allow someone to whom it has extended citizenship and asylum to be arrested in its embassy," Pollack said in a statement on Twitter.

"We hope that the UK will now give Mr. Assange access to proper health care, which he has been denied for seven years.

"Once his health care needs have been addressed, the UK courts will need to resolve what appears to be an unprecedented effort by the United States seeking to extradite a foreign journalist to face criminal charges for publishing truthful information," Pollack said.

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