The last fight against the U.S. is being fought by the man who is accused of being a spy

Assange indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse over his website’s publication of classified U.S. documents

It is likely that judges Victoria Sharp and Jeremy Johnson will not give a verdict until the end of their two day hearing on Wednesday.

A U.K. district court judge rejected the U.S. extradition request in 2021 on the grounds that Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. Higher courts overturned that decision after getting assurances from the U.S. about his treatment. The British government signed an order to extradite a person.

The 52-year-old has been fighting extradition for more than a decade, including seven years in self-exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and the last five years in a high-security prison.

The demonstrators plan to march to the Prime Minister’s office after the hearing in the neo-Gothic court building.

Assange, an Australian citizen, has been indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse over his website’s publication of classified U.S. documents. They say he helped Manning steal diplomatic cables and military files that were later published on the internet.

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“His health is in decline, mentally and physically. “If he is extradited, he will die because his life is at risk daily,” she told reporters last week.

The relationship between the two people was not great and he was evicted from the embassy. British police immediately arrested him for breaching bail in 2012. He has been held in London’s Belmarsh Prison. The sex crimes investigations were dropped because there was a lot of time left.

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