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Assange Deportation Order

  • February 26th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

assange-julian2.jpgA London court has ordered that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (picture) should go to Sweden, there to face charges of sexual misconduct.

The Australian former computer hacker was detained in Britain late last year, initially held in solitary confinement, then put into household detention, while going through extradition proceedings.

He has claimed that the Swedish case is part of a strategy to get him to the United States, where he is accused of serious offences against the state, related to his publication of leaked government documents.

“Why is it that I am on $360000 bail?

“Why is it that I am placed under electronic house arrest, when I have not been charged with any offence?”, he said outside the court.

His legal representatives say they plan to lodge an appeal against the extradition order.

See EUAustralia Online, “The hunt after Wikileaks and Julian Assange”, 8.12.11.