A British court ruled on Monday that Assange would not be extradited to the United States.
Wikileaks leak site founder Julian Assange will not be able to get out of jail on bail, a London judge ruled on Wednesday.
On Monday, a court in Britain ruled that Assange would not be extradited to the United States. Judge Vanessa Baraitser justified his decision with Assange’s shaky mental health and suicide risk.
However, according to the judge, the United States has good grounds to accuse Assange, whose activities far exceeded the boundaries of journalistic activity. However, Baraitser did not believe in the assurances of the Americans that Assange would not be allowed to harm himself in captivity.
“In the name of fairness, the United States must have the opportunity to challenge my decision. If Assange escapes during this process, then they (the United States) will not have a chance to do so, ”Baraitser said on Wednesday.
According to him, there are significant reasons to believe that if Assange were released against bail, this would no longer come under appeal.
United States seeks to appeal Baraitser ‘s decision on Monday. A lawyer representing the country’s administration in London also suggested earlier today that Assange would not be released on bail.
Assange could face up to 175 years in prisonAssange is facing a total of 18 charges in the United States related to classified documents published by Wikileaks.
The leaked file of about 500,000 documents covered, among other things, details of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. administration claims Assange would have helped the former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manningia to steal leaked documents.
Assange could face up to 175 years in prison in the United States.