Julian Assange Challenges Extradition

May 30, 2012


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been given 14 days to challenge a ruling that would send him back to Sweden to face sexual assault and rape charges, according to The Guardian. The central point Assange's attorney's must challenge would be the interpretation of international treaties determining if a public prosecutor can be considered a "judicial authority" which would make Assange's arrest warrant lawful. If it is determined that a public prosecutor is not a judicial authority, Assange might not face extradition. 

The court ruled against Assange by a five to two vote. This is the first time the Supreme Court in the UK will hear a challenge from a ruling it handed down.


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