The British Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of the founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange against a decision authorizing his extradition to the United States, where he is liable to 175 years in prison for disseminating more than 700,000 classified documents on the activities American military and diplomatic.
The appeal did not raise “any questionable point of law”, justified a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court. For its part, Wikileaks indicated on Twitter that “the file will now go to Home Secretary Priti Patel”.
In January 2021, British justice initially ruled in favor of the founder of Wikileaks. Invoking a risk of suicide of Julian Assange, judge Vanessa Baraitser had refused to give the green light to the extradition.
But Washington scored a major victory in December, when the High Court overturned that decision, finding the United States had provided assurances that addressed the judge’s concerns.
The 50-year-old Australian then obtained permission on January 24 to appeal the High Court’s decision to the Supreme Court, which therefore refused to take up the case.