Assange appeals against US extradition

London, Jul 1 (EFE).- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Friday lodged an appeal at the High Court in London against his extradition to the United States to face espionage charges.

The 51-year-old activist remains in custody at London’s Belmarsh prison while his case is heard.

The UK’s home secretary Priti Patel signed the court-approved extradition order on June 17.

US authorities have leveled 18 charges against Assange, including computer hacking and espionage, over Wikileak’s decision to publish thousands of leaked military documents in 2010 and 2011.

Assange could face up to 175 years in prison if he is convicted, according to his legal team.

His case could also be taken to the European High Court. EFE


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