Priti Patel
Daily Round-up| UK approves extradition of Julian Assange

In today’s episode, we bring you the UK government’s decision on the extradition of Julian Assange, the sanctioning of nine companies by the US, an Israeli raid in Jenin and mobilizations by Italian migrant groups

Assange extradition UK Home Secretary authorizes extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Assange’s legal team will now have 14 days to appeal against the decision in the High Court. The move has been widely condemned as a“dark day for press freedom”

Forced deportation of migrants UK UK’s ‘unlawful’ deportation flight to Rwanda halted after European court intervenes 

Seven asylum seekers were due to be deported to Kigali on Tuesday night before the flight was canceled after a day of last-minute legal challenges and critical direct action protests

UN Special Rapporteur’s book on Julian Assange lays bare a decade-long witchhunt

Nils Melzer’s The Trial of Julian Assange details how the whistleblower was “persecuted and abused for exposing the dirty secrets of the powerful, including war crimes, torture and corruption”

UK government’s bid to offshore refugees to Rwanda slammed by progressives

Last week, the UK signed a deal with Rwanda envisaging the deportation of single adult asylum seekers illegally reaching Britain to the East African country of Rwanda

British court sanctions extradition of Julian Assange

The Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London passed the order sanctioning Julian Assange’s extradition to the US. The final decision will now be made by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the ruling Conservative government

Assange’s appeal against extradition rejected

If extradited Assange will face a federal grand jury in the US for 18 counts of charges, 17 of which are under the Espionage Act for a maximum prison sentence of 175 years.

Tory government’s Nationality and Borders Bill is a “racist crime against humanity”

While Tories push to criminalize migration, refugee rights groups demand a safe way for people to claim asylum

Palestine in 2021: UK’s crackdown on Hamas

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explained the reasons for the UK’s ban on Hamas and the influence of Israeli lobbying and domestic political machinations

Colombia marks 5th year of Peace Accords amid continued insecurity and other stories

Today we look at the Colombian peace process in the context of growing insecurity, casualties after a refugee boat capsized in the English Channel, and more

Protest against refugee deaths At least 27 refugees die attempting to cross English Channel

To prevent more deaths in the future, human rights groups in the UK have reiterated their demand for reforms in the hostile policies adopted by the Conservative government which force refugees to take unnecessary risks to enter the country

UK's move to ban Hamas Palestinian groups denounce UK’s decision to ban Hamas as attempt to “criminalize resistance”

Last week, UK home secretary Priti Patel announced the government’s decision to ban Hamas in totality, claiming that it can no longer differentiate between the group’s military and political wings

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