Date set for court ruling on Assange extradition appeal — Analysis

WikiLeaks tweeted this Friday saidThe UK will decide whether Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, can appeal against his extradition to America. Monday will see the High Court deliver its verdict.

“The UK High Court will deliver its decision on Monday morning [24 January] about whether to permit Julian Assange to appeal the US extradition decision to UK Supreme Court,”The tweet read:

“This could be the last chance to stop Julian Assange’s extradition to the US,” tweetedRebecca Vincent is the Director of International Campaigns at Reporters Without Borders. “whatever happens next, the UK also bears legal & moral responsibility.”

Assange is facing charges for espionage in America. He spent many years in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy before the new Quito government revoked him his asylum.

British police detained him outside of the Embassy in April 2019 and he is currently being held at Belmarsh maximum security prison. 

Freedom from hypocrisy Greg Barns, Lawyer & adviser to the Australian Assange campaign

Assange’s fiancée Stella Moris claims his health has deteriorated considerably, and recently revealed that he had suffered a stroke last October.

His extradition to America was allowed by the UK High Court in December. Assange faces espionage charges if Assange is extradited. He will be accused of publishing documents related to the wars between Afghanistan and Iraq. One hundred fifty-five years could be the maximum sentence for a conviction.

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