jueves, febrero 24, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden






Autsralian Man Julian Assange.


A British court has agreed to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face rape charges. His attorneys have said they will appeal the decision. News from: http://www.readwriteweb.com/ and http://mashable.com/


Assange is being sought in Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and coercion stemming from sexual relations he had with two women last year. Assange disputes these claims, and he and his attorneys have argued that the charges are politically motivated. They have fought the extradition, arguing Assange would not get a fair trial in Sweden and suggesting that they fear that Assange could end up being sent to the United States to face charges stemming from WikiLeaks' release of government documents.

The verdict of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing are in, and the news isn’t good for the WikiLeaks founder. He lost the case and is scheduled to be extradited to Sweden in 10 days. Assange has seven days to appeal the verdict. Assange is accused of sexual assault by two women he met in Sweden during a business trip in August 2010. Although the charges of rape were initially dropped, the case was later reopened and an appeals court has upheld the original accusations.

In December 2010, Assange surrendered to the police and was arrested in London, where he was been fighting a legal battle against being extradited to Sweden. Assange’s arrest is just one of many problems for WikiLeaks and its founder. Since it started releasing secret embassy cables, the WikiLeaks website has been the victim of DDoS attacks, and several companies, including Amazon, PayPal, and its DNS service provider, EveryDNS.net, have denied WikiLeaks service.

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