Breaking : Assanage’s appeal rejected at UK supreme court, could be extradited to Sweden
|PIC : Assange on the cover of TIME magazine. courtesy: TIME|
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks has lost his appeal against his extradition to Sweden in the supreme court of UK.
Assange, 40, is facing sex crime allegations in Sweden for which the country seeks extradition from UK where he currently resides.
Assange is the founder of Wikileaks, the website which published confidential documents of various governments and international organisations leaked by whistle-blowers around the world.
Assange claims the sex allegations leveled against him are politically motivated.
The announcement was made today by the supreme court. It said in a statement that the required period for extradition “Shall not commence until the 14th day after today”.
Seven Supreme Court justices unanimously dismissed the move as being “without merit”. On May 30 the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-2 majority that Assange’s extradition was lawful and could go ahead.
But his QC Dinah Rose immediately told the court that Assange was considering an application for his case to be reopened on the basis that there had been a flawed hearing.
The Swedish authorities want Assange, to answer accustations of raping one women and sexually molesting and coercing another in Stockholm in August 2012 while on a visit to give a lecture.
Some believe, If Assange are to be extradited to Sweden he would be the target of many governmental agencies whom he have embraced by publishing sensitive documents on his website ‘Wikileaks’.
source : independent
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