the hearing has concluded, no decision before March 5 at the earliest

The hearing took place in the absence of Julian Assange for health reasons, according to his lawyer.


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Julian Assange after his arrest in London (United Kingdom), April 11, 2019. (ROB PINNEY / LNP / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / SIPA)

The hearing relating to the last appeal against the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States has just ended, franceinfo learned on Wednesday February 21 from the journalist present on site.

According to the court, no decision is expected before March 5, at the earliest. The hearing opened on Tuesday in the absence of the 52-year-old Australian, who was suffering, according to his lawyer.

He has been locked up for 12 years

Julian Assange is being prosecuted for a massive leak of confidential documents concerning American activity in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been locked up in the United Kingdom for 12 years: seven years as a refugee in the Ecuadorian embassy, ​​then five years detained in a high security prison in London.

The founder of WikiLeaks faces 175 years in prison in this case, which has become a symbol of the threats to press freedom.

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