Assange met the deadline to appeal the decision issued by the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, while. At the same time, the court in London communicated that it had formally received the notification of the accused.
Assange's wife, Stella Assange, referred to the dire consequences of the case for journalism and human rights in general. "We will fight until justice is done," she said.
The Australian journalist has been detained in Belmarsh high-security prison since April 2019, where he awaits the outcome of the legal process.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has appealed to the High Court in London to block his extradition to the United States to face criminal charges, his brother said on Friday, the latest step in his legal battle that has dragged on for more than a decade. pic.twitter.com/UfN6j0q4iE
If extradited to the U.S., Assange would face a total of 18 criminal charges and could be sentenced to 175 years in prison for disclosing confidential documents on human rights violations and crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The International Federation of Journalists has launched a campaign to demand Assange's release and at the same time express that "punishing him for exposing war crimes represents a threat to all journalists."
This Friday, multiple activists gathered in mobilization in front of the Home Office headquarters, after touring several points in London, to demand the revocation of the extradition order.