Julian Assange partner: extradition would be ‘unthinkable travesty’

Stella Moris speaks out on eve of ruling on whether WikiLeaks founder can be sent for trial in US

Julian Assange’s partner has said a decision to extradite the WikiLeaks co-founder to the US would be “politically and legally disastrous for the UK”, on the eve of the judge’s ruling.

Assange, 49, faces an 18-count indictment, alleging a plot to hack computers and a conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information in a case critics have decried as a dangerous attack on press freedom.

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