A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide. Times Live reports that at a hearing at London’s Old Bailey, the judge said that Assange suffered from at times severe depression and had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and autism, albeit he was “a high functioning autistic case”, adding that his risk of committing suicide, if an extradition order were to be made, was substantial. Lawyers for the US authorities are expected to appeal against the decision.