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Ruling on Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Assange to the US


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hear on Monday whether he can be extradited to the United States. A court in the British capital London will rule on this in the course of the morning.


If he gives the green light for the extradition of Assange, Interior Minister Priti Patel will have the final say.

Assange has been trying for years to stay out of the hands of American justice, which wants to prosecute him for espionage to publish confidential documents.

According to American media, the well-known whistleblower site’s founder risks a prison sentence of 175 years.

British police arrested Assange in 2019 when he had been in hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years. That South American country eventually showed him the door. Assange is now held in Belmarsh prison in London.

The end of the legal bickering about his extradition may not be in sight after Monday. Assange can still appeal if he loses. His supporters, meanwhile, hope that US President Donald Trump will step in and pardon him.

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