Monday, 21 November 2011

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses appeal process

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal against
extradition process in Sweden and can now apply for a new appointment
within two weeks. Sex-environment is concerned that the 40-year-old
from Sweden could be extradited from the United States.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal against
extradition process in Sweden. The High Court in London on Wednesday
upheld a decision by the lower court and dismissed the argument of the
defense, the extradition was "unjust and illegal". Assange can now
request within two weeks, a new appeal to the Supreme Court.

"We will consider in the coming days about our next steps," Assange
said after the verdict. Sweden wants to hear Assange Justice into
allegations of sexual harassment and rape. He should have had in
August 2010 with two Swedes, without their consent is unprotected
sexual intercourse. Assange denies this and look into the allegations
of a political conspiracy. Wikileaks had taken, including through the
publication of confidential dispatches to the U.S. Washington's wrath
upon himself.

Lawyers for the Wikileaks founder had argued that the warrant from
Sweden was invalid because it was not by the prosecutor and issued by
a court. They had also argued that the crimes Assange in Sweden are
accused under British law, no such crimes were. Third, they argued
that a warrant was therefore unnecessary, because Assange should only
be interviewed and was not indicted. Finally, they had classified the
arrest as disproportionate, since Assange had offered his interview
via video conference.

The two competent judges rejected all four points. Assange took note
of the verdict calmly and went during his notes. A lower court had
ordered Wikileaks delivery in February, the Australians had appealed.
Now he has 14 days to request a further appeal before the Supreme
Court. Of its approval, but must choose either the Supreme Court or
the High Court. Under British law a renewed appeal is only possible if
there is a case to a particular public interest.

Sex-environment is concerned that the 40-year-old from Sweden could be
extradited from the United States. "Now is the extradition of Julian
to the United States still nearer," said his mother Christine Assange
by the Australian news agency AAP. There, he would be "tortured," she
said and called on the Australian people to put pressure on the
government. The Australians would have to stand up for Assange,
because he "has used the world to bring the truth to light" itself.

Accused the two women who Assange rape and sexual harassment
responded, according to her lawyer, however, with relief on the
verdict. "They are to some extent relieved," said Claes Borgström the
Swedish news agency TT. It was difficult for the two women had to
"live with this uncertainty." According to him, the alleged victims
were attacked verbally and in Internet networks. Assange's Swedish
lawyer Björn Hurtig said TT, the court's decision did not surprise
him. "This was not unexpected, but of course it was bad news for
Assange."

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