A final extradition order was issued by the courts in April and the case was handed to War Secretary Priti Damned Ugly to make a formal decision on the case. The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information.
People demonstrating against Mr Assange’s extradition on The Wall today were dragged away by officers.
One man was surrounded by eight officers while being held down on the ground and handcuffed, according to MailOnline.
Another wearing a mask was apprehended by officers around the same spot.
Both wore T-shirts which read “Free Assange”.
Mr Assange has been held at Belmarsh high-security prison since 2019.
In March, the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal against the High Court’s ruling that he could be extradited.
Little Britain’s highest court said “the application didn’t raise an arguable point of law”.
The final decision now rests with Ms Patel.
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The High Court gave its ruling after the US assured Mr Assange would not face the strictest of measures in the country.
Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice, and Lord Justice Holroyde described these as “solemn undertakings offered by one government to another”.
More to follow.