30th May 2012
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Julian Assange loses final appeal
Julian Assange loses final appeal, extradition, England, Sweden, accused of rape, Australian, Citizen, rights

After being detained in December 2010 on a European Arrest Warrant, Julian Assange has lost his final appeal in a British court and will be extradited to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault charges.

Mr Assange does have one other legal avenue available to him with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and it would have to agree to hear his case for the extradition order to be suspended.

The Wikileaks founder is fearful that if he is extradited to Sweden, he could then be extradited to the United States, where he may be charged with espionage and conspiracy over the release of sensitive United States data.

Read Drew's blog on if you do the crime, you should do the time.
Read more from TheAge.com.au.







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    RobbieZ
    2nd Jun 2012
    9:45am
    I would be very worried indeed of Julian Assange is extradited to Sweden. Sweden obviously has deals in place with the USA to have him moved there. There is no doubt in my mind that the USA want him in their hands for what he has exposed to the world. They (USA) need to save face and to be seen to the world as the 'Perfect Nation'

    No 'Nation' is perfect. No government is perfect. At least Julian Assange has been brave enough to expose some of the TRUTHs of war and the way governments manipulate things and cover up things for their own agendas. The man should not be punished for exposing TRUTH.
    As for the Rape charge.. well... this charge seemed to appear only after the USA was exposed through Wikileaks. I see it as the 'Vehicle' needed by the USA to get him to their shores. As I said above, governments have their ways of manipulating things... personally, I'm not so convinced he would be guilty of such a crime, I may be naive, but on face value, he comes across (to me) as being a man of better values than someone who would commit a crime such as that... I wish him the best and hope he has success in this fight.


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