Assange Loses Appeal in Extradition Case


Rachael Brown
abc.net.au
May 30, 2012

Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled Australian-born WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden.

The seven judge panel ruled five to two that Mr Assange’s extradition appeal be dismissed and he be extradited to Sweden.

The panel has ruled Sweden’s prosecutor is a judicial authority and thus the European arrest warrant is valid.

“The request for Mr Assange’s extradition has been lawfully made and his appeal against extradition is accordingly is dismissed,” Supreme Court president Judge Nicholas Phillips said.

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