Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the United States has now reached the home secretary, who will make the final judgment.
The judge in charge of extradition requests at Westminster Magistrates Court approved the case being submitted to Priti Patel.
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If she allows his extradition, the Wikileaks founder is anticipated to file an appeal with the High Court.
Mr. Assange is wanted in the United States for leaking information in 2010 and 2011.
Last month, the Supreme Court found that Mr Assange’s situation did not raise any legal problems about guarantees the US had provided the UK about how he would be treated.
Ms Patel now has to judge if the US’s request for Mr Assange fits the remaining legal requirements, which include a commitment not to execute him.
Mark Summers QC, Julian Assange’s counsel, told Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring that the home secretary will be hearing “serious representations” on US sentencing legislation and procedures.