Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is leaving the Westminster Administrative Court in London, England.
Henry Nichols | Reuters
The United Kingdom has approved the delivery of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. In the United States, hundreds of thousands of confidential military documents and diplomatic cables are required to be issued.
The deportation was approved on Friday by British Home Secretary Priti Patel after a series of court battles in British courts failed. However, many appeal routes remain open to Assange, who has a 14-day grace period to appeal the decision.
Assange has been sought by US authorities on 18 points, including alleged espionage, in connection with WikiLeaks’ release of confidential US military records and a vast herd of diplomatic cables in 2010 and 2011.
“On June 17, after consideration by both the Magistrates’ Court and the High Court, Julian Assange was ordered to be handed over to the United States. Assange retains the usual 14-day appeal.” A spokesperson for the British Interior Ministry said.
“In this case, a British court does not find that the delivery of Mr. Assange is repressive, unjust, or abuse of the process, and the delivery is compatible with his human rights, including the right to a fair trial. I don’t admit that I don’t. Freedom of expression, and while in the United States, he will be treated appropriately, including those related to his health. “
Friday’s delivery approval is the latest development of a year-long story for Australian-born Assange. He has spent much of his last decade in captivity in either prison or the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He is currently in London’s secure Bellmarsh prison.
WikiLeaks said on Twitter that he would appeal the decision, adding that it was “a dark day for press freedom and democracy in Britain.”
Assange’s supporters have long claimed that the prosecution was a politically motivated dissident hero because he exposed US misconduct in the conflict between Afghanistan and Iraq.
A 50-year-old child can appeal a judgment in the London High Court. The High Court must give approval to proceed with the opposition.
His proceedings could eventually reach the British Supreme Court. However, if rejected, it must be delivered within 28 days.
Assange’s lawyer used to say he Until 175 If you are convicted in the United States, you will be sentenced to imprisonment. However, the US government said the sentence is likely to be four to six years.