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On Monday, a British judge rejected the US’s request to extradite Australian editor, publisher and activist Julian Assange. Following the decision of the British judge, current President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has offered Assange political asylum in the country. Meanwhile, since the founders’ arrest in April 2019, Wikileaks has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in crypto asset donations.
American extradition requests for Julian Assange rejected
The world recently watched a judge in the United Kingdom reject the request of the United States to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The activist told the court that the state of the harsh US prisons was likely to lead to suicide.
“I think Mr. Assange’s mental state is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America,” the judge said after denying the US request. Assange was arrested on April 11, 2019, and he is facing espionage charges for the publication of classified US documents.
In addition, the incumbent President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has offered Assange political asylum. Obrador told a daily press conference that the UK judge’s decision to reject the US government was a milestone in the field of justice, adding that Assange is “a journalist and deserves another chance.”
“I am in favor of Assange being pardoned, and in addition, I will ask the Secretary of State to initiate the appropriate procedures to ask the UK government about the possibility of Julian Assange being released and Mexico offering political asylum. grant, ”Obrador stressed out.
$ 800K in crypto donations
In addition, the cryptocurrency community sends Assange and Wikileaks quite a bit crypto financing since his arrest in 2019. At the time of publication, the Wikileaks BTC donation address holds 19.66 BTC or more than $ 600,000 at current exchange rates.
Bitcoin cash (BCHproponents have donated 222.99 BCH or over $ 87k right now BCH Prices. The Wikileaks litecoin (LTC) address has 140 LTC or more than $ 21,000 in litecoin donations. 76.87 unshielded zcash (ZEC) was sent to Wikileaks address today worth $ 4,350.
Wikileaks also accepts private transfers from zcash (ZEC) and monero (XMR) also. As far as ethereum (ETH) donations, the organization has collected more than 89 ether or more than $ 87,000 using the current one ETH exchange rates.
Since his arrest in 2019, Assange has spent his time in Belmarsh maximum-security prison. Should Assange be extradited to the US, he would face 18 cyber attacks for hacking into government computer systems. Assange is also accused of espionage, and the aggregate of the US charges could put Assange in prison for 175 years.
Of all cryptocurrency donations Wikileaks has received, most coins are held for a long period of time. Out of a total of 24.21 BTC donations to the nonprofit, Wikileaks has spent only 4.55 BTC so far ($ 140k) and many other coins have also been preserved in the long run.
Without knowing how much shielded zcash (ZEC) and monero (XMRWikileaks has been sent, the addresses showing donations we can see indicate that the organization owns more than $ 800,000 in crypto donations today.
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