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The British Justice will resolve Assange's future this Tuesday

MADRID, 25 Mar.

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The British Justice will resolve Assange's future this Tuesday

MADRID, 25 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The High Court of London will announce this Tuesday its decision on the possible extradition to the United States of the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, charged in the North American country for the dissemination of thousands of secret documents.

Both Assange's wife and Wikileaks have announced on their social networks that the hearing in which the result will be known will start at 10:30 (London time). The judges can determine that the case deserves a new legal examination or, on the contrary, close it, which would leave the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as the final alternative.

The United Kingdom Government already gave the green light to the transfer in June 2022, but Assange, who spent nearly seven years taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, has tried to block it in every possible way. He is charged with violating the US Espionage Act and faces up to 175 years in prison.

At the February hearings, the Wikileaks founder's lawyers questioned whether he could receive a fair trial in the United States and claimed that fundamental freedoms are at stake in this process, since Assange's actions would fall within the scope of journalism and deserve special protection.

Likewise, they alleged that their client was accused of "political crimes" and that, therefore, the extradition treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom was not applicable in his case.

For the US side, however, these are especially serious events and during the hearings they emphasized the "profound consequences" of the leaks, especially for the sources that were identified in the documents published by Wikileaks and related to conflict situations. .