WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is being held in Great Britain, is being tried in the UK’s Supreme Court over a deportation case. His fianc மனைவிe Stella Morris announced on Twitter on Thursday that Australian lawyers have appealed against the UK Court of Appeals’ ruling. The estimate revealed that a decision could be made soon in the third week of January.
Assange is being held in custody in London. The United States has demanded the deportation of spies and the release of classified documents on the WikiLeaks site about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to his fiance, he suffered a minor stroke in late October.
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In the United States, Australians face up to 175 years in prison. On December 10, the British Court of Appeals lifted the ban on deporting the 50-year-old to the United States. The case is being re-assigned to another judge, who will return to London on Monday. Assange’s lawyers are now suing the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal.
The case has caused a great deal of controversy internationally for years. Assange’s supporters have repeatedly criticized the allegations and actions as politically motivated. Many see Whistleblower as a champion of press freedom. (dpa)
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