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British Court Upholds Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

http://www.democracynow.org

Britain’s Supreme Court has upheld the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over alleged sex crimes. Assange’s lawyers had argued that the Swedish public prosecutor did not have the legal authority to issue the arrest warrant, but the British justices disagreed in a 5-to-2 decision. Assange’s attorneys will have 14 days to file a new appeal. We get reaction from Salon.com blogger and constitutional law attorney Glenn Greenwald.

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Julian Assange given 14 days to challenge extradition ruling

ecigarettes 1 year 46 weeks 6 days 11 min ago

Despite losing the appeal, Assange's lawyers are given time to consider a challenge to the judgment -

Julian Assange's fight against extradition to Sweden may stagger on to a second round at the supreme court after he was granted permission to submit fresh arguments.

Despite losing by a majority of five to two, his lawyers have been given 14 days to consider whether to challenge a central point of the judgment on the correct interpretation of international treaties.

The highly unusual legal development came after the supreme court justices decided that a public prosecutor was a "judicial authority" and that therefore Assange's arrest warrant had been lawfully issued.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/30/julian-assange-challenge-ext...

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