Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say they will file papers Wednesday to have him produced on bail due to the fact he is at hazard of contracting coronavirus.
Assange is remaining held at a London-area jail as he fights extradition to the United States, exactly where he has been billed with espionage for getting labeled federal government paperwork from previous Military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning and publishing them on his web-site. The documents had been top secret diplomatic cables and military data files linked to the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Well being authorities say the prisoners are specifically susceptible to contracting COVID-19 because of overcrowded situations.
Assange has been imprisoned since he was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy very last April, exactly where he had sought refuge to stay clear of extradition to Sweden, the place he was wished for questioning in a sexual assault case.