Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside the Bailey Court in London awaiting a decision on the journalist’s extradition to the United States
“Freedom for Julian Assange”; “If wars can start because of lies, peace can come because of the truth,” the placards of supporters of the WikiLeaks founder read.
It is worth adding that a London court has refused to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he faces up to 175 years in prison. The defendant was taken to the hearing from Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison.
Central London Criminal Court judge Vanessa Barightser explained that the decision was taken due to concerns about the fugitive journalist’s mental health. The hearing was due to take place back in May but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.