Julian Assange has been detained at London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison, one of the UK’s toughest detention centers, since 2019. The WikiLeaks founder has long since completed his original 50-week sentence for skipping bail in 2012. But he has remained in custody ever since, in extremely harsh conditions, in what is essentially detention pending deportation.
If the judges deny her husband the chance to launch another round of appeals, Assange’s wife and lawyer, Stella, fears the worst. “Julian’s life depends on him winning this,” she said, in an interview with DW.
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