Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradition to be ordered in April 20
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel will have the final say in Assange's case.
The next hearing for Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange will take place on Wednesday, April 20. Wikileaks reported that the magistrate will order the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, leaving the ball in UK Home Secretary Priti Patel's court to approve or decline.
NEXT HEARING: Westminster Magistrate's Court, Wednesday April 20, a.m.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 2, 2022
The magistrate will issue the order to extradite Julian #Assange to the United States. The order will then go to @pritipatel for approval. Assange's defence will make submissions to Patel (deadline 18 May). pic.twitter.com/YBn5ZCAAkt
Recently on March 14, 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.
The current rulings bring his standing in British courts closer to an end unless Assange's lawyers launch a challenge on a separate point in the suit.
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 claimed that Assange will not be held in isolation and will improve the conditions of his confinement despite reports conveying otherwise.
In January, Assange was granted permission to appeal his extradition to the United States.