(Apr 12): Julian Assange spent seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London trying to avoid facing what he believed were imminent US charges. Now, after he finally overstayed his welcome, he will try to buy more time in the UK courts.

Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder said he will fight extradition to the US, where he faces charges that he took part in a hacking conspiracy with ex-Army analyst Chelsea Manning to disclose classified government material.

While Assange’s attorneys argued that the charges are an illegal attempt to punish a journalist for publishing information, extradition lawyers said that the best he will be able to do is delay his arrival to the US through a process that will likely stretch into 2020.

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