The court will consider Assange’s bail request on January 6

London Court will consider the petition to release the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange on bail on January 6. The court will consider Assange’s request for bail on January 6, BBC correspondent Dominic Kashiani posted on his Twitter account on January 4.

The Australian’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, said his team would need more time to prepare for the request.

For its part, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed that it was going to appeal within two weeks against a court’s earlier decision that Assange could not be extradited to the United States, as it was highly probable that he would kill himself in an American prison.

In late December, it became known that the German Bundestag had set up a special working group with the goal of freeing Assange.

In 2019, Washington charged Assange with 18 counts, including violating the Espionage Act and conspiring to hack into a government computer. The journalist faces 175 years in prison.

Assange is currently in a London prison, where he was taken after being extradited to authorities by the Ecuadorian embassy. The journalist has been hiding there since 2012.