LONDON: The United States has won the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julius Assange from Britain to the United States, and Julius could now remain in US custody as it appears to have paved the way for his extradition to the United States.
On Friday, the British High Court ruled in favor of the US petition. Julius Assange, 50, who was sentenced to life in prison in Belmarsh for revealing national, military and international secrets, will be extradited to the United States.
Julius Assange is currently being held in a British prison for allegedly spying on a secret military document called WikiLeaks. But the British court still has the final say on whether to send Julius to the United States. On the other hand, the American lawyer has said that a humane attitude will be maintained with Julius.
Hundreds of people demonstrated in support of Julius Assange, despite extraordinary security. On the other hand, his aide Stella Morris has called it a “murder of man” and has hinted at filing an appeal against it. In January this year, the lower court rejected the US request, saying that Julius Assange was not in a good mental and physical condition.
Earlier in 2019, 60 doctors had sent a letter to the UK Home Office informing them of their concerns about Julius Assange’s mental health.