Thursday, February 24, 2011

London Judge: Assange Can Be Extradited to Sweden

A London judge has held that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden. Assange faces various charges for sex-related crimes in Sweden.

Assange's lawyer plans to appeal the ruling. His lawyer also contends that Sweden might turn Assange over to the United States. This is a bizarre argument, because Sweden would have to apply the same standards for extradition as England. Thus, whether Assange is in Sweden or England, the US would have to show just cause before he could face extradition to the US.

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