Assange loses extradition appeal

Assange loses extradition appeal

London : United Kingdom | May 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM PDT
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Assange Could Be Going Back To Sweden

This day was an inevitable one for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The infamous whistleblower lost his appeal to not be extradited back to Sweden by the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

He's wanted back in Sweden for a couple of alleged sex crimes. After these allegations went public, he sought refuge in the UK. However, Sweden wanted to extradite him for his crimes.

For someone who claims to be so smart, it's strange to see that he will be extradited because he didn't know how to get some. This extradition is important because Sweden could then extradite him to the USA, where he will probably be placed in prison for the rest of his life for releasing the US cables on Wikileaks.

However, Assange has one more chance of staying in Great Britain. His lawyers have placed a 14-day stay on the extradition and are asking for another appeal in the UK Supreme Court.

While being under house arrest, Assange has started his own TV show on RT. If he is extradited, then he will no longer have a show. This extradition would set RT back as they attempt to gain more viewers worldwide.

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Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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