Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, should know this Monday if he is extradited to the US.


Since the day he revealed endless classified documents from the United States to the entire world through Wikileaks, Julian Assange became the number one objective of the prosecutors of this country, which should finally know this Monday the sentence of his extradition demand.

But this has not been the only lawsuit faced by the activist over the years, against whom an international arrest warrant for alleged rape in Sweden came to weigh. Assange always defended that they were accusations “without foundation”, and went so far as to accuse the Swedish officials of being acting under orders from Washington. the case reached the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

However, it was finally the rape reports from Sweden which ended up becoming an international arrest warrant. Assange always defended that these were “baseless” accusations, and went so far as to accuse Swedish officials of acting under orders from Washington.

“I have not been accused of any crime in any country,” Assange said then. “Despite which, the European arrest warrant is so restrictive that it prevents UK courts from considering the facts of a case.”

Seven years of embassy

He did not emerge victorious from that legal battle, and trying to avoid extradition at all costs, Assange ended up in 2012 as a refugee in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Another intense chapter of this bizarre story began. “I thank President Correa for the courage he has shown in considering and granting me political asylum,” said Assange recently arrived at the embassy.

I didn’t know then that there it would remain for seven years, in which he would continue with his legal battles while sapping the patience of his hosts, who ended up asking him to leave. His stay at the embassy ended in a dramatic and controversial way, with the police entering the building to arrest him.

Assange would not end up in Sweden, since a few months later the justice of this country closed the case for rape, although would be jailed for violating probation and waiting for his last and most important battle to be resolved: his extradition to the United States.

With his physical and mental health significantly worse, the WikiLeaks founder should know this Monday how this incredible and real story ends in which Assange never stopped fighting for his innocence.


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