Assange Lodges Appeal Against Extradition As Supporters Protest in London

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Published on July 1, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Assange Lodges Appeal Against Extradition As Supporters Protest in London

Assange Lodges Appeal , Against Extradition , As Supporters Protest in London.

'The Independent' reports that Julian Assange has appealed the decision to allow him to be extradited to the United States.

On July 1, supporters staged protests on the eve of the imprisoned activist's 51st birthday.

Among those gathered outside the Home Office in central London was the WikiLeaks founder's wife, Stella.

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According to 'The Independent,' the protests were meant to step up calls and public support for Assange to be released from prison.

Assange is currently being held in Belmarsh Prison in London while the courts decide whether he can be extradited.

Last month, Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the U.S. .

Last month, Home Secretary Priti Patel approved Assange's extradition to the U.S. .

On July 1, an appeal application was submitted to the High Court.

'The Independent' reports that Assange is wanted by American authorities for documents he leaked in 2010 and 2011.

'The Independent' reports that Assange is wanted by American authorities for documents he leaked in 2010 and 2011.

Those documents related to the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Those documents related to the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Beginning in 2012, Assange sought asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy.

Beginning in 2012, Assange sought asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy.

He has been imprisoned since 2019 when authorities forcibly removed him from the embassy


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