Assange receives permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court over his extradition to the US


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won on Monday in court proceedings over his extradition to the United States by gaining the right to appeal this decision before Britain’s Supreme Court.

However, Assange has not received permission to appeal directly, meaning that the Supreme Court will have to decide whether he agrees to hear the appeal, British television channel Sky News reported.

If he loses the right to appeal, his case will be referred directly to Home Affairs Minister Priti Patel for a final decision on his extradition. However, the right was granted because it was a matter of “public interest”.

The decision was announced about two weeks after a British court rejected a United States request to extradite the Wikileaks founder, who was accused of espionage by North American authorities for distributing thousands of official and classified documents through your portal, for health reasons. .

Assange is currently being held at Belmarsh maximum security prison, in southeast London, “almost in complete isolation”, according to the judge. Defenders have warned that his health has seriously deteriorated in recent years, the victim of a series of allegations stemming from documents leaked in 2010.

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