BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) According to the BBC, on June 13, British Home Secretary Jawad revealed that he had signed the extradition document of WikiLeaks founder Assange. Jawad said that the imprisonment of Assange was correct. Jawad said that the extradition document had been signed. The final decision is now made by the court. I want to see justice done and we have a legitimate request for extradition.
However, it is not clear whether Assange will be extradited to Sweden or the United States. WikiLeaks founder Assange will face extradition cases in court on the 14th, where he will go will be decided by the court.
Source: Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 50 weeksimprisonment in Britain on May 1, local time on charges of entering the Embassy of Ecuador seven years ago to seek asylum in violation of bail regulations.
Assanges health deteriorated
Assange, 47, was scheduled to appear in London on May 30 for a video extradition hearing. However, due to poor health, the date of appearance was postponed.
Hours before the scheduled court appearance, WikiLeaks announced that they were seriously concerned about Assanges health because of his sharp weight loss, causing serious health concerns about him. Afterwards, Assange was transferred to the ward of London Prison.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Melzer, warned that if Assange was extradited to the United States, he could seriously violate his human rights and face up to 175 years in prison.
Professor Melzer recently visited Assange in prison. My most pressing concern is that in the United States, Assange is in danger of serious human rights violations, he said in a statement.
Faced with up to 175 years in prison
In May, the U.S. Department of Justice filed 17 new charges against Assange, who was accused of conspiring to invade the Pentagons classified computers. If convicted, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison.
It is reported that Assange, an Australian citizen, later entered the Embassy of Ecuador in London and acquired his nationality. In April 2019, Ecuador allowed British police to enter the embassy and arrested Assange, who sought asylum there. Meanwhile, Ecuador cancelled Assanges nationality.
Legal experts believe that the cancellation of Assanges nationality by the Government of President Moreno of Ecuador paves the way for the extradition of Assange to a third country, because the Constitution of Ecuador prohibits the extradition of its citizens to other countries. At present, Assange is serving a sentence of up to 50 weeks, because he entered the Embassy of Ecuador in 2012 to seek asylum, was convicted by the British court. Assange was sheltered at the Ecuadorian Embassy for seven years.
Swedish prosecutors also sought to issue a new European arrest warrant against Assange in an attempt to extradite him to Sweden. Earlier in June, Sweden reopened rape charges against Assange. After two Swedish women filed rape charges against Assange, Swedish prosecutors filed extradition requests to Britain in 2010 on the grounds that Assange was suspected of rape. But Assange denied the allegations, believing that there was a political motive behind the Swedish accusations.