(BBC) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US has been approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Mr Assange has 14 days to appeal the decision, the Home Office said.
It said the courts found that extradition would not be “incompatible with his human rights” and that while in the US “he will be treated appropriately”.
Mr Assange is wanted by the American authorities over documents leaked in 2010 and 2011.
The Wikileaks documents, which the US says broke the law and endangered lives, relate to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Australian is being held at Belmarsh prison in London after mounting a lengthy battle to avoid being extradited.
Responding to the home secretary’s order, Wikileaks confirmed that it would appeal her decision.
Mr Assange’s wife, Stella, said her husband had done “nothing wrong” and “he has committed no crime”.
“He is a journalist and a publisher, and he is being punished for doing his job.”
The media company, Wikileaks, is a whistle-blowing platform that publishes classified material provided by anonymous sources.