Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Assange Continues Fighting Extradition To Sweden

By Jerry Smith July 12 2011

Today Julian Assange continues his fight not to be extradited to Sweden. The hearing will continue tomorrow.

Assange, who is still under house arrest at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, Britain, has been fighting extradition to Sweden where he has not been charged with anything but is wanted for questioning by the Swedish police about accusations of rape and sexual molestation made against him by Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin. Assange strongly denies the allegations made by Wilen and Arden, and says he had consensual sex with the two women.

The WikiLeaks founder and his lawyers fear that if he is extradited to Sweden he may then be extradited to the United States, where he could face torture, confinement at Guantanamo Bay, both, or even the death penalty.

Assange angered the United States when WikiLeaks published the leaked, embarrassing, diplomatic cables, the classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the 'Collateral Murder' video.


  1. I sure hope it turns out the way Assange wants.

  2. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    FREE ASSANGE!!!!!!

  3. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Assange.

  4. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    Same here.

  5. AnonymousJuly 13, 2011

    Assange's lawyers seem to be toning it down a bit.

  6. AnonymousJuly 30, 2011

    This site has detailed and up to date information about the extradition hearing in Sweden and US extradition: http://www.swedenversusassange.com/

  7. why dosent someone update this blog? July 2011? yikes - its september now...