Judge: Assange Can Be Extradited to Sweden

Swedish warrant was properly issued, says judge
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2011 5:41 AM CST
The founder of WikiLeaks website Julian Assange arrives for his extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – It looks like Julian Assange is going to have to leave that cushy country estate. A British judge today said the WikiLeaks founder can be extradited to Sweden: Judge Howard Riddle deemed the allegations of rape and sexual molestation by two women extraditable offenses and said "there is simply no reason to believe there has been a mistake" in issuing the warrant. Lawyers for Assange have a week to appeal.

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