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Assange to be extradited to Sweden

Julian Assange attacks ‘rubber-stamp’ warrant as he loses extradition battle
WikiLeaks founder can be sent to Sweden, Belmarsh magistrates court rules
Esther Addley and Alexandra Topping
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 24 February 2011 15.53 GMT

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. Assange will appeal, his legal team has confirmed. If they lose he will be sent to Sweden in 10 days.

Speaking outside Belmarsh magistrates court in south-east London after the judgment, Assange attacked the European arrest warrant system.

He dismissed the decision to extradite him as a “rubber-stamping process”. He said: “It comes as no surprise but is nevertheless wrong. It comes as the result of a European arrest warrant system amok.”

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  2. Mike Hopkins

    February 26, 2011 at 1:38 am

    You might wish to read this based on the experience of an American who has lived in Sweden several years and has had first hand experience of the Swedish legal system.

    http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-view-on-why-julian-assange-will.html

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