U.K. court: Assange can be extradited
The WikiLeaks editor can be extradited to Sweden under a European arrest warrant to face sex crime-related charges.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to facethat he committed sex crimes, the U.K. Supreme Court has ruled.
Six law lords today said that the WikiLeaks editor can be extradited to Sweden under a European arrest warrant, as requested by Swedish prosecutors. Assange was not present to hear the London court's ruling.
"The request for Mr. Assange's extradition has been lawfully made, and his appeal has been dismissed," said Supreme Court president Lord Phillips as he handed down the court's decision.
The decision was not unanimous, with the law lords being split 5-2.
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