The UK court will hold a hearing on Monday at the request of the US and decide whether to extradite the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Reuters reported.
The US has opened 18 criminal cases against Assange. Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson says his work has shed an unprecedented light on how the US conducted its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We are talking about collateral murder, evidence of war crimes,” she said. “They are a remarkable resource for those of us seeking to hold governments to account for abuses.”
Assange was accused of rape and sexual harassment in 2020 in Sweden. He voluntarily surrendered to the police in Lond, and was arrested, and then released on bail. In 2011, a decision was made to extradite Assange to Sweden, which he appealed. In June 19, 2012, he took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London and asked for political asylum.
US authorities charged Assange at the end of May 2019 for a violation of the espionage law and the disclosure of classified information. Assange faces years of imprisonment if extradited to the US.