Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK Government should not extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., where he faces a computer hacking charge.
The Wikileaks co-founder was arrested for a separate charge at Ecuador's London embassy on Thursday (11), where he had been granted asylum since 2012.
Corbyn said Assange should not be extradited "for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan".
Meanwhile, Ecuador's Leader expressed anger at how Assange had behaved.
Australian-born Assange, 47, sought refuge in the Knightsbridge embassy seven years ago, to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. But Ecuador abruptly withdrew its asylum and invited the Police to arrest Assange on Thursday (11).
After his dramatic arrest, he was taken to Westminster Magistrates' Court and found guilty of a British charge of breaching bail. He spent Thursday (11) night in custody and is facing up to 12 months in prison for that conviction.
The Swedish Authorities are now considering whether to reopen an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault, which Assange denies.
The U.S. Government has also charged him with allegations of conspiracy to break into a computer, relating to a massive leak of classified U.S. Government documents. The UK will decide whether to extradite Assange, and if he was convicted, he could face up to five years in jail.
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