Assange denied permission to appeal to UK Supreme Court
This decision brings Assange closer to the US extradition.
On Monday, Julian Assange was denied permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court in case any moves were made against him regarding extradition to the United States. Assange's extradition could make him face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes and more.
Assange is wanted for trial for publicizing over 500,000 secret military files pertaining to Washington's wars against Iraq and Afghanistan.
This current ruling brings his standing in British courts closer to end unless Assange's lawyers launch a challenge on a separate point in the suit.
On its Twitter account, WikiLeaks wrote: "The case now moves to @UKHomeSecretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition."
BREAKING: UK Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Assange extradition. The case now moves to @UKHomeSecretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition https://t.co/Falow48IyP pic.twitter.com/nLdUMkbh5m— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 14, 2022
Last year in January, Assange's sentencing or punishment was postponed when reports arose that he was feeling suicidal as he was kept in maximum-security solitary confinement at a Special Administrative Measures (SAMs).
In a hearing in October that lasted 2 days, the US assured that Assange will not be held in isolation and will improve the conditions of his confinement.
In January, Assange was granted permission to appeal his extradition to the United States.