UK court denies Assange extradition appeal | News

The appeal for the non-extradition of the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to the United States (USA) was denied this Monday by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, which will cause the communicator to face charges of espionage.


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Following the Court’s ruling, Assange’s lawyer, Stella Mori, reported that the process now passes to the UK Ministry of the Interior, which must authorize if his client is extradited to Washington.

At the same time, the lawyer Mori indicated that she will wait for the ruling of the Ministry of the Interior, depending on the decision she will resort to the European Court of Human Rights to take the case and prevent Assange from being extradited.

For his part, the Australian senator. Patricio Rex specified that the Government of his country should actively pressure the British Minister of the Interior not to approve Assange’s extradition to the US, alluding to the journalist’s humanitarian situation and the violation of the right to freedom of expression.

The WikiLeaks platform indicated that the law firm that represents Julian Assange, Birnberg Peirce, has issued a statement about the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the appeal filed.

“The Home Secretary then decides whether to order or refuse extradition to the United States on one of a number of legal grounds. The defense has the right to present allegations to the Minister of the Interior within the following four weeks, before she makes a decision,” the official document said.

On the other hand, the Julian Assange Defense Campaign denounces that “the extrajudicial murder of Julian Assange in London was discussed at the highest levels of the United States government.”

Julian Assange is accused of revealing secret military documents and diplomatic cables about the US invasions and operations in the war against Iraq and Afghanistan, published by WikiLeaks, and who is expected to receive a sentence of 175 years in prison.