Australian-born Mr. Assange, who turns 51 on Sunday, is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including espionage charges linked to WikiLeaks’ release of a vast array of confidential U.S. military documents and diplomatic cables that U.S. officials say have taken life. Danger. He faces up to 175 years in prison.
Assange’s legal team has appealed the decision to the High Court, his brother Gabriel Shipton confirmed.
When he lost the case in 2012, he fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he spent seven years.
Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison in London after a lengthy fight not to be extradited. Source: A MONKEY
When he was finally pulled out in April 2019, he was jailed for violating bail in the UK, although the Swedish case against him was dropped.
“We will fight this. We are going to take every opportunity to appeal,” his wife Stella Assange told reporters after Ms. Patel approved his extradition.