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UK Court to hear Julian Assange extradition case today

ANI
Published Nov 18, 2019, 5:27 pm IST
Updated Nov 18, 2019, 5:27 pm IST
Assange was taken to prison in April after being dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had lived for years.
Court hearings are currently being held to decide whether to extradite him to Sweden or the United States.  (Photo: AP)
 Court hearings are currently being held to decide whether to extradite him to Sweden or the United States. (Photo: AP)

Moscow: The Westminster Magistrates' Court in London will hold a hearing on the extradition case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Monday.

According to a court ruling, Assange will be able to take part in the hearing through a video call from Belmarsh prison, where he is held, due to his health problems, Sputnik reported.

 

Assange was taken to prison in April after being dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had lived for years. Since then, the WikiLeaks founder has been kept in detention as he waits for hearings on his extradition to the United States, which he has opposed.

Court hearings are currently being held to decide whether to extradite him to Sweden or the United States. The former holds sexual assault charges against him while the latter wants him for espionage and Assange may face up to 175 years in prison.

 

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