Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins in London  

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins in London  

A decision by the London court is not expected before May 18.

London court on Monday has begun hearing the case for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the USA, a day after hundreds of protesters marched through the British capital demanding his release.

The 48-year-old Australian is accused of publishing secret documents and violating anti-espionage law in the US and faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted.

Washington has sought his extradition for years. Assange has bought being transferred to the US since he was arrested in April last year. A decision by the London court is not expected before May 18. A decision by the London court is not expected before May 18.

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