The 50-year-old, who is being held in a high-security prison in London, can now appeal the extradition to the British Supreme Court.
A British court had initially prohibited the extradition with a view to Assange’s mental health. The United States had challenged the reasoning, lodged an appeal and was successful. An appeals court lifted the extradition ban in December 2021. Assange is having this decision reviewed by the Supreme Court.
The US judiciary wants to put Assange on trial for allegations of espionage. The native Australian faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted.