From the Pentagon Papers in 1971 to the recent Pentagon Leaks, the US has a long history of classified documents landing in the public domain.
"Egypt is a significant security partner and remains so," says Washington after a leaked US document claimed Cairo was planning to supply 40,000 rockets to Moscow.
Westwood had been a staunch political activist advocating against arbitrary detention, nuclear weapons and supporting environmental groups like Greenpeace.
In June, Britain approved the extradition to the United States of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is an Australian citizen, to face criminal charges on the release of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables.
Two American attorneys and journalists allege that the CIA violated their US constitutional protections for confidential discussions with Assange, saying the Wikileaks founder's right to a fair trial has been tainted.
Former software engineer, Joshua Schulte, maintains CIA and FBI made him a scapegoat for an embarrassing public release of a trove of agency secrets by WikiLeaks in 2017.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's supporters staged protests before his 51st birthday this weekend, with his wife Stella Assange among people who gathered outside the Home Office to call for his release.
“People are treated either as heroes if they expose other countries or as criminals if they expose the US,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin says.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had 14 days to appeal the decision, which comes after a UK court issued a formal order clearing his removal.
The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal.
Assange and his fiancee will marry at Belmarsh prison in southeast London where he is on remand and fighting extradition attempts.
WikiLeaks founder had urged the British Supreme Court to allow him to appeal High Court ruling to extradite him to the United States, where he is facing a trial on 18 criminal charges including breaking a spying law.
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