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A final extradition order was issued by the courts in April and the case has been handed over to Home Secretary Priti Patel to make a formal decision on the case. The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the United States for an alleged conspiracy to obtain and leak national defense information.

People demonstrating against the extradition of Mr Assange on the wall today were led away by officers.

A man was surrounded by eight officers as he was held down and handcuffed, according to MailOnline.

Another wearing a mask was apprehended by officers around the same location.

Both wore T-shirts that read “Free Assange”.

Mr Assange has been held in Belmarsh high security prison since 2019.

In March, the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal against the High Court’s decision that he could be extradited.

The UK’s highest court said “the claim did not raise an arguable point of law”.

The final decision now rests with Ms Patel.

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The High Court issued its decision after the United States assured that Mr Assange would not face the toughest measures in the country.

Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice and Lord Justice Holroyde described them as “solemn engagements offered by one government to another”.

More soon.

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