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LONDON, Jan. 24 (EFE) .- The UK Court of Appeal on Monday allowed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal to the United States Supreme Court against deportation to the United States. Invasion.

The British High Court has given Assange 14 days to take his case to the Supreme Court, which will decide whether to accept it.

Judges Ian Burnett and Tim Holroyd, while approving the U.S. appeal on December 10, upheld the activist’s extradition, acknowledging that there was a legal issue in today’s ruling that could be considered by Britain’s Supreme Court.

If the case is upheld, the court will have to consider whether Washington’s commitment to Australian citizen protection during the appeals process in October last year – rather than the first trial in January 2021 – could be accepted. Derived from the United States.

In their brief statement on today’s ruling, the judges considered Assange’s appeal to be denied, but left it up to the Supreme Court to decide whether or not to consider it, as the Supreme Court has never ruled on this particular point of law.

The WikiLeaks founder’s defense had already complained in October that the United States had “expired” its customer protection guarantees.

On December 10, the High Court appealed to the US government, a decision made by Judge Vanessa Brightser in January last year, denying deportation of Assange on the grounds that he was suicidal.

Burnett and Holroyd pointed out at the time: Fritz had to inform the U.S. judiciary of his intentions before making a decision so that it could provide a guarantee of prison rule that would apply to the accused. His health.

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However, the judges added that the guarantees filed backwards in the appellate court were “sufficient” and therefore authorized the deportation of the journalist.

During the October 27 and 28 hearings, US Attorney James Lewis promised that Assange would not be subjected to “special administrative action” (SAM) if deported, meaning that the ban on entry or correspondence would not be met if you did not do something worthy of the ADX in Colorado. In Florence, you will be detained in a maximum security prison.

In addition, the United States has promised that Assange will receive adequate psychological treatment while in custody, and that if convicted, he could serve his sentence in his native Australia.

The defense argued that these guarantees were “inadequate” and that “nothing prevents the United States from withdrawing.” EFE