curl from multiple URLs that have backslashes

I writing a python script to run multiple curl commands (I only listed one as an example) that fetch some content from created URLs. However, as shown in the example, the URLs have a backslash which is interpreted, while being executed, as a double backslash. So this is one command I want to run (notice the backslash after "fff"), which runs fine if I copy it and paste it in Linux Ubuntu terminal:

curl\|2021-06-25--15-11-33/files -H 'Authorization: JWT eykjgjgjgkjgg'

This is my code:

 import subprocess
 import shlex

 curl= "curl\|2021-06-25--15-11-33/files -H 'Authorization: JWT eykjgjgjgkjgg'")
 curlx=shlex.split(curl, posix=False)
 #the result of the printed URL is a valid url (with single backslash). However, when the command is executed it is with double backslash
 result=, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)

but I keep getting this error because, as shown from the result, the command runs with double backslash (after "fff") instead of one:

 % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   232  100   232    0     0    163      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--   163
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0CompletedProcess(args=['curl', '\\|2021-06-25--15-11-33/files', '-H', "'Authorization: JWT eykjgjgjgkjgg'"], returncode=0, stdout=b'<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">\n<title>404 Not Found</title>\n<h1>Not Found</h1>\n<p>The requested URL was not found on the server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.</p>\n')

I tried replacing the two backslashes with a single one but that still gets interpreted as two and hence the error keeps showing. I appreciate any help because I have more than 500 curl commands that will take a long time to run manually.

FYI, I'm using Python 3.8 in Pycharm 2021.1 on Ubuntu LTS

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