UK Supreme Court will not hear Julian Assange's appeal against extradition
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Stating the application "didn’t raise an arguable point of law," the court left in place a ruling from December that Assange is eligible for extradition after assurances from the US that he would be treated humanely.
Assange, an Australian, is the founder of the WikiLeaks website which published classified US military documents obtained by Chelsea Manning. He faces criminal charges in the US for unlawfully helping Manning obtain the documents. Assange's defense has been he was only acting in the role of a journalist.
The extradition is now in the hands of UK Home Secretary, and Assange's legal team has four weeks to submit objections.
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