The UK Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. The Supreme Court rejected Assange’s lawyers’ request because there was not enough legal basis for it, according to the court.
In December, the Supreme Court gave the green light to deport 50-year-old Assange to the United States. His lawyers then announced that they would be appealing. The High Court in January clarified the way for such an appeal.
U.S. prosecutors want Assange prosecuted for spying and spreading government secrets. He faces a total of 175 years in prison.
Assange has been accused of stealing and distributing secret supplies from US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Assange has been held in Belmarsh High Security Prison in London for about three years.
There have been legal disputes in Britain for some time over his fate. According to WikiLeaks, his file is now being returned to Home Secretary Priti Patel.
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