I will attempt to break down what I can glean from research, to show why the US will not be legally allowed to get their hands on Julian & should therefore drop all charges & stop psychologically torturing him while he serves his time in Belmarsh.
There are 18 indictments.
1-17 are all worst-case-scenario interpretations of the Espionage Act as pertains to both the receipt & publication of secrets.
18. The “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion”
The Espionage Act of 1917 is a United States federal law. It was intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment, to prevent insubordination in the military, and to prevent the support of United States enemies during wartime
A foreigner like Julian Assange would therefore have even less chance.
The practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political & military information. Espionage is a method of intelligence gathering which includes information gathering from non-disclosed sources.
Extradition is an act where one jurisdiction delivers a person accused or convicted of committing a crime in another jurisdiction, over to their law enforcement.
Observing fundamental human rights is also an important reason for denying some extradition requests. Such bars can be invoked in relation to the treatment of the individual in the receiving country, including their trial and sentence.
The US is already guilty of this through psychological threats, spying on him & their decade long sordid smear campaign.