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24. February 2011. | 16:52

Source: Tanjug

On Thursday British court approved a Swedish request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is accused of sex crimes.

On Thursday British court approved a Swedish request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is accused of sex crimes.

Assange's lawyer defied that decision, saying his client would not receive a fair trial in Sweden and said he would appeal, Reuters reports.

Founder of the WikiLeaks, website which published thousands of confidential American diplomatic cables, claims he is innocent and that the two women’s accusations against him are a part of political framework.

Assange fears the most that USA might convince Stockholm to extradite him to the American authorities, which could subsequently sentence him to death.

Beginning of February, a three days long inquest was held, during which Assange's lawyers have questioned Sweden's judicial process and expressed concern their client risks being handed over to the U.S.

On the other side, lawyers for Sweden have argued that authorities made repeated attempts to interview Assange while he was in Scandinavia, but did not succeed.

Assange was arrested on December 7 in London and has been in house arrest ever since.

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24. February 2011. 18:27:26

| Political Trial

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Does anyone REALLY believe that he can get a fair trial in Sweden after all that has gone on? Does anyone REALLY think that hostile comments by the Prime Minister and other politicians doesn't influence judges and juries?

Anyone who believes that is in cloud cuckoo land.

It is clearly now a political process, and he will be subjected to a political trial if he is extradited.

FYI, all the Assange and Wikileaks videos have been collected here:
http://wikileaks.videohq.tv

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