A London judge ruled in January that the Wikileaks foudner should not be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.
Assange’s brother, Gabriel Shipton, says extradition of the Wikileaks founder to the US would be a death sentence for him and press freedom worldwide.
Assange has been detained at London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison since April 2019, when he was arrested for skipping bail during a separate legal battle seven years earlier.
The Australian Wikileaks founder shocked the world by disclosing diplomatic cables containing sensitive information.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador welcomed the British court's rejection of the US request to extradite the 49-year-old Australian due to the risk of suicide, calling it a "triumph of justice."
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser says Julian Assange likely to commit suicide if sent to the US.
If he loses the ruling, Julian Assange is likely to appeal to London’s High Court and the case could go the UK Supreme Court, further delaying the final outcome.
"Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high-security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis."
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, another one of his lawyers told a British newspaper on Sunday.
US District Court Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria, Virginia, ordered Manning released because the grand jury hearing the case had concluded.
US President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange testified in his legal case against a Spanish private security firm that he claims spied on him while he was holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.
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