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Harry Dunn’s family wants to stop Julian Assange’s extradition | Average

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

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

Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019.
Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American military-based intelligence officer, claimed diplomatic immunity and was able to return to his home country, sparking an international controversy.

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

Dunn’s family asked foreign secretary Dominic Raab to end the extradition process for Assange before the first court hearing on Monday began.

Sunday’s Mail reported Radd Seiger, the Dunn family spokesman: “Despite his shameful refusal to extradite Anne Sacoolas, the United States continues to seek the extradition of people to the UK – such as Julian Assange. In doing so, they are demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy.

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

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

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

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

Accusations of Andrew emerged from Virginia Giuffre, who claimed to have been trafficked by Epstein and accused the duke of sleeping with her on three occasions, even at 17, still a minor under US law.

Andrew strenuously denied the allegations.

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