Assange to be extradited
February 24, 2011 4:24 AM Subscribe
Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden, with fairly immediate effect.
posted by jaduncan (247 comments total)
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The full judgement
is availible, and the judge has dismissed any claims of Swedish abuse of process with the courtroom statement that "If there have been any irregularities in swedish system, the best place to examine them in a Swedish trial".
As noted in Wired
, Geoffrey Robertson QC (representing Assange) told the hearing that rape trials in Sweden were "tried in secret behind closed doors in a flagrant denial of justice". In addition to this, he fears that the Swedish extradition is a stalking horse for an eventual US extradition for Wikileaks-related charges as yet unspecified.