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Harry Dunn’s family wants Julian Assange’s extradition to be blocked

Harry Dunn’s family has asked that Julian Assange not be extradited as long as the United States refuses to postpone the suspect in the teenager’s death in the United Kingdom.

They accused the US government of “demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy” in seeking the extradition of the Wikileaks founder, despite rejecting Anne Sacoolas’ request to return to Britain.

Mr. Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike collided with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27th.

Mrs. Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American military-based intelligence officer, claimed diplomatic immunity and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy.

The United States declined an extradition request for Ms. Sacoolas last month.

The family of mr. Dunn asks Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to stop the extradition process for Assange, ahead of Monday’s first court hearing.

The Mail on Sunday quoted Radd Seiger, the Dunn family spokesman, in which he said: “Despite its shameful refusal to extradite Anne Sacoolas, the United States continues to seek the extradition of people to the UK such as Julian Assange. , are demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy.

“As Dominic Raab told us when we met with him on January 27,” we are reviewing all the options. “We want you now to exercise the option not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.”

48-year-old Assange is detained in Belmarsh prison in south-east London and wanted to go to the United States to face 18 charges of publishing US cables ten years ago. If found guilty, he could face a 175-year prison sentence.

Dunn’s family previously asked the Duke of York to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in the United States amid allegations about the king’s friendship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

At a press conference earlier this month, Mr. Seiger has joined a lawyer for alleged Epstein victims to ask both Ms Sacoolas to return to the UK and Andrew to address FBI questions in the United States.

Accusations by Andrew emerged from Virginia Giuffre, who claims to have been trafficked by Epstein and claims that the duke slept with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 – still a minor under U.S. law.

Andrew strenuously denies the accusations.

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