Originally posted on Rounders and Rogues:
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in order to face allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange, who has still yet to be charged with a crime, and has attempted to face questioning in a number of legitimate venues outside of Sweden (including the Swedish Embassy in the UK), isn’t concerned about what he feels are politically motivated attempts to discredit him. He fears that by being extradited to Sweden, the United States will have an unimpeded path to extradite him to their shores, so that they can prosecute him under the 1917 Espionage Act, for exposing thousands of “classified” cables unintended for public viewing. Assange has 14 days to appeal this decision, but it’s looking more and more like his extradition to Sweden is probable.
What’s important to remember, if Assange’s extradition to the US comes to fruition, is…
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