Julian Assange created a furor when he set loose on the world documents that became known as Wikileaks. These documents contained statements made by American diplomats who were commenting on politics in various parts of the world. The American government wants Assange and they want to charge him with crimes that might include murder. Assange fled to the London Embassy of Ecuador.
Assange is wanted in Sweden to answer charges of sexual abuse. He wants guarantees that if sent to Sweden, that government will never extradite him to any nation which still has the death penalty. Guess who still has it? After making threats to seize Assange, the British government calmed down and now is willing to accept the principle of extradition, but not extradition to the leading killer of criminals–the USA!