Files were illegally received by journalist?
“The US authorities allege these were illegally received by Assange, and thus illegally published to the world.”
Is a journalist receiving files from a source an extraditable offense under the US UK Extradition Treaty of 2003:
‘An offense shall be an extraditable offense if the conduct on which the offense is based is punishable under the laws in both states’
‘If the laws in the Requested State do not provide for the punishment of such conduct committed outside of its territory in similar circumstances, the executive authority of the Requested State, in its discretion, may grant extradition provided that all other requirements of this Treaty are met.’
‘.. extradition shall not be granted if the competent authority of the Requested State determines that the request was politically motivated.‘
“All requests for extradition shall be supported by .. the relevant text of the law(s) describing the essential elements of the offense for which extradition is requested”
“A person extradited under this Treaty may not be detained, tried, or punished in the Requesting State except for: (a) any offense for which extradition was granted”