The London High Court plans to publish its written ruling at 11:30 a.m. German time on the question of whether Assange can appeal against an earlier decision.

If the court rejects this, the legal process would be exhausted and the extradition decision would be legally binding. The US government wants to put the Australian on trial on espionage charges. According to his supporters, he faces up to 175 years in prison.. Hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the courthouse for Assange's immediate release. The British government has already agreed to his extradition.