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Assange's extradition case won't finalize before 2021

A ruling in the United Kingdom court case involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States will not be brought before January 2021, District Judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court Vanessa Baraitser said on Friday.

The judge gave Assange's legal representatives four weeks after the extradition trial ends to provide closing arguments, while the US government lawyers have six weeks.

The date for a final ruling on the consistency of Washington's extradition request with the UK-US extradition treaty of 2003 will be announced by the end of next week, Baraitser clarified.

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