Assange Loses Round in Extradition Battle
Posted on Feb 24, 2011
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is still resisting extradition from England to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault and rape, and Thursday, a British judge made his fight a little tougher—but Assange was ready with a speech and a plan to appeal. —KA
At Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in south London, District Judge Howard Riddle said the extradition would not breach Mr Assange’s human rights.
Mr Assange said the ruling, which he will challenge, was due to a “European Arrest Warrant system run amok”.
[...] Following the extradition ruling on Thursday, Mr Assange said: “What we saw today at Belmarsh was a rubber-stamping process. It comes as no surprise, but is nonetheless wrong.