Julian Assange to be Extradited to Sweden
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, a British judge has ruled:
"Mr Assange will appeal against the High Court ruling, delivered at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, south London, following a hearing two weeks ago. The 39-year-old denies three allegations of sexual assault and one of rape last August in Stockholm. Mr Assange says the claims are politically motivated because of the work of his whistle-blowing website...During the hearing two weeks ago, Mr Assange's lawyer argued that rape trials in Sweden were regularly 'tried in secret behind closed doors in a flagrant denial of justice'. Geoffrey Robertson QC also said his client could later be extradited to the US on separate charges relating to Wikileaks, and could face the death penalty there."