Oct 28, 2021
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London High Court concludes hearings on Assange’s extradition

A two-day hearing on the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ended in a London court, RIA Novosti reports.

It is noted that the court retired to make a decision, without indicating a specific date when it will be made.

“You gave us a lot of food for thought, we need time to think it over,” the judge said after the hearing ended.

Assange himself did not attend the London High Court hearing on Thursday. According to lawyer Aitor Martinez, the state of health of his client is very poor.

“Yesterday he was present for several minutes via video link … and looked very thin, broken, practically lying on the table, unable to sit up straight. He could not continue and was taken away, ”the lawyer said.

He also added that representatives of the American side during the meeting tried to criticize the medical reports on the state of health of Assange “without any scientific justification.”

The American side is trying to challenge the decision of the Central Criminal Court of London, the judge in January of this year refused to extradite Assange to the US authorities. The reason for this was the psychological state of the person involved in the case, who, according to the judge, could commit suicide in an American prison. Earlier, the United States assured a British court that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, will be able to serve his sentence in his homeland, Australia.

Recall that in the United States, the Australian is accused of crimes related to the largest case of disclosure of classified information in the history of the country. In total, Assange faces up to 175 years in prison.

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