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Brits Tell Assange to Pack for Sweden

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Posted on May 30, 2012
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The verdict in Britain’s Supreme Court did not go well Wednesday for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been fighting extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. Assange has been granted two weeks to consider his next move, which may be a petition for a retrial.

In the meantime, we’ll stay tuned in to his TV show.

The Washington Post:

While the Supreme Court is Britain’s highest appellate court for civil cases, Assange has not yet exhausted all of his legal options.

Assange can still appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, which would decide within two weeks whether or not to take the case. If that court declines to take the case, Assange will be extradited to Sweden “as soon as arrangements can be made,” according to a statement by the Crown Prosecution Service. If the European Court accepts the case, analysts say, his long-running legal battle could drag on for weeks or months longer.

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