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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Internet |

British court authorized the extradition of Assange to Sweden

British court authorized the extradition of Assange to Sweden

Bad news for the founder of Wikileaks: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has rejected the appeal submitted against to Sweden, which is required for alleged sexual offenses.

The appeal by the defense of Assange received with 5 votes against and only 2 in favor: Extradition of controversial Australian journalist must run in the next 10 days … Unless their lawyers find a new way to avoid it.

And now Assange only have an option to avoid extradition to Sweden: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. If the defense of the founder of and it asked the Court decides to consider the hypothetical appeal the extradition order would be suspended and could be months until the case is resolved.

Not the first time authorizing the extradition of Assange to Sweden: Since last year a British court had given the green light to the request of the Swedish justice against the founder of Wikileaks , but his lawyers appealed and won it all this time.

So in this story (which already for a number of deliveries) still anything can happen … Question to be expected, because it is more likely that his lawyers did not remain calm and seek new ways to avoid extradition to Sweden, because from stressed that the principle in this country would not have a fair trial.

We must remember, in fact, that these accusations of “sexual offenses” against Assange have been described, both by the founder of Wikileaks as much of public opinion, as a strategy of the U.S. government to extradite and try him for revealing the compromising cables. Thing, honestly, I think that’s crazy.

Links:
Julian Assange Loses Extradition case – live coverage (The Guardian)
- The British court rejected the appeal of Assange and clears his extradition (The Country)

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