Julian Assange’s extradition not yet sought by US

The US justice department has still to approach the UK government about extraditing Julian Assange in spite of one of his lawyers claiming last week that an indictment could be imminent, according to British diplomats.

If the US was about to seek extradition, it is almost certain that the US justice department and other officials would already be sounding out their counterparts in London in detail.

The US attorney general, Eric Holder, is under enormous political pressure to take action against Assange but his officials are struggling to find legislation under which to mount a prosecution.

via Julian Assange’s extradition not yet sought by US | Media | The Guardian.