The German government has taken note of the decision of a court in London to refuse to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, German Cabinet spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a briefing.
Earlier, the Central Criminal Court in London refused to extradite Julian Assange to the US authorities. The judge based the decision on concerns for his mental health.
“We have taken the court’s decision into account,” Seibert said.
A representative of the German Foreign Ministry, Andreas Sassen, said that the official Berlin does not give public comments on the process; previously, the federal German government’s position has already been expressed.
The representative of the US Department of Justice, Marc Raimondi, for his part, noted disappointment with the decision of the London court.
“While we are extremely disappointed with the court’s final decision, we are satisfied that the US has succeeded on every point of the law raised … We will continue to seek the extradition of Assange to the United States, ” he concluded.