Britain’s Supreme Court has rejected Julian Assange’s last appeal as “without merit,” ending any possibility of him challenging his extradition to Sweden in a British court. Sweden has had an outstanding arrest warrant against Assange since last year over sex crime allegations.
This doesn’t necessarily mean Assange will be extradited, however, as he may still turn to the European Court of Human Rights to hear his case within the next two weeks. If they agree, British courts would presumably have to accept holding off on his extradition until they rule.
The court had ruled at the end of may that the warrant, issued by the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office, was valid. This is traditionally how warrants are handled in Sweden and some other European nations, and British courts feared rejecting it could do serious harm to extradition agreements.
The actual transfer to Sweden isn’t the issue, rather it is what will happen once Assange is in their custody. Analysts have been speculating that the move is an effort to get Assange to a country from which to be extradited to the United States, as Britain would never consider sending Assange, a citizen of a commonwealth nation, to the US, where officials have condemned him as a “terrorist” and called for his execution.
5 thoughts on “Assange Loses Last Appeal in British Courts Against Extradition”
What is a British Supreme Court except the offsprings of the thugs who used to be sea pirates and colonized other peoples’ lands by force? Now these misers are acting as a lapdog for another power helping to pillage other nations and stealing their resources. These people are the scum of the world and nothing good will come out of them.
Assange gives us information on corporations and governments for free. Zuckerberg sells our information to corporations and governments…. and which one are we taught to worship?
Why did he go to England…??? It's a U.S. colony….
"British courts feared rejecting it could do serious harm to extradition agreements"
What a crock of $hit…. Why even mention it..??? At least portray it as a contention…. What of the renditions and torture the Brits facilitated…??? Where was this concern about extradition then….???? It's just more lackey lies…….. Why reprint them here without some disclaimer….. Don't swallow….. Spit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My god, what an awful way to explore the levers and ratchets of power. And not a scrap of morality or shame among them as they go completely unhinged.
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