Julian Assange CAN be extradited to the US, court rules.

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange can be extradited to America to face espionage charges after the US Government win their bid to overturn a High Court Ruling.

Assange, 50, has been fighting extradition to the US, but today the court ruled in a sensational U-turn that he can be extradited.

His lawyers have previously argued that he is a high suicide risk and is too ill to be sent to America for a trial.

US authorities brought a High Court challenge against a January ruling by then-district judge Vanessa Baraitser that Assange should not be sent to the US, in which she cited a real and "oppressive" risk of suicide.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, today ruled in favour of the US after a two-day hearing in October.

But the US has given assurances Assange will not be held in a notorious "supermax" jail.

Lord Burnett said: "That risk is in our judgment excluded by the assurances which are offered.

"It follows that we are satisfied that, if the assurances had been before the judge, she would have answered the relevant question differently.

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