The United Kingdom accepted this Friday, June 17, the request for extradition from the United States by the journalist and activist Julian AssangeThis was confirmed by the British Home Secretary, Priti Patel.
The United States wants to put the founder of wikileaks for conspiracy, hacking and also faces a series of charges under the controversial Espionage Act. His legal teams have warned that he could face a prison sentence of 175 years under the US justice system.
BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence – A dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy
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— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 17, 2022
In a statement issued after Patel’s approval of the US request, Wikileaks wrote: “We will appeal through the legal system, the next appeal will be to the High Court.”
“We will fight harder and shout louder in the streets, we will organize ourselves and make Julián’s story known to all,” he added.
It is not the end of the road for the Wikileaks founder’s fight against extradition to the United States, as his legal team has decided to file a new appeal.