A British court rejected Assange’s allegations of extradition of a U.S. criminal

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, will speak on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on May 19, 2017. (Neil Hall / Reuters)

The British Supreme Court denied permission on Monday to appeal the decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was handed over to the United States on suspicion of espionage.

The court said the case was rejected because it “did not raise controversial legal issues.”

This decision appears to have exhausted Assange’s legal means in the United Kingdom to avoid a US trial against a series of accusations related to the release of WikiLeaks’ confidential documents more than a decade ago.

However, he was still able to seek to bring his proceeding to the European Court of Human Rights.

Associated Press