London Court to Rule on Appeal for Assange's Extradition on Friday

© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinCAPTION CORRECTION SURNAME Julian Assange's partner, Stella Moris, addresses protestors outside the High Court in London, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
CAPTION CORRECTION SURNAME Julian Assange's partner, Stella Moris, addresses protestors outside the High Court in London, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.12.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The London Administrative Court will rule on appeal for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition on 10 December, according to the court's schedule.
The hearing, marked as "Judgment hand down," is scheduled for 10:15 GMT.
In January, a London District Judge ruled that Assange should not be extradited to the US because he would likely commit suicide in prison there.
The 50-year-old Australian editor, activist and co-founder of the WikiLeaks website was arrested in London on 11 April 2019 and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012. He took refuge inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was facing sexual assault charges that were later dropped by a Swedish court.
Photo of Julian Assange attached to the statue of Joan of Arc in Toulouse, France - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.11.2021
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