Julian Assange to Be Extradited to Sweden: Transcript
Julian Assange Loses Extradition Hearing, Will Appeal: Full Extradition Ruling Transcript
Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has lost his extradition hearing, and will be extradited from the UK to Sweden in ten days. Assange has seven days in which to lodge an appeal. You can see the full extradition ruling transcript below, via Scribd.
In a statement, Julian Assange said, "Belmarsh was a rubber stamping process. It comes as no surprise but is nevertheless wrong. It comes as the result of a European arrest warrant system amok.There was no consideration of the allegations made against me. No consideration of the complaints against me in Sweden."
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Julian Assange can post bail under the same terms as before. His appeal will hinge on the fact that his trial in Sweden would be held in secret, and that he would be sequestered beforehand. Esther Addley of The Guardian was liveblogging and tweeting the hearing.
Assange loses the case. He has seven days to appeal or will be extradited to Sweden in 10.
Assange ended his statement with what Addley considers an audacious call to the Swedish people, which suggests that he is at least partly resigned to having to stand trial.
Assange ends his statement calling on Swedes who have seen evidence of abuse of process to come forward and to "make this bigger than me".