13 Jan '11, 12am

Assange 'faces risk of illegal rendition to US': LONDON - Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian A... #FreeAssangeNow

LONDON - Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday that they would oppose his extradition to Sweden because he might subsequently face "illegal rendition" to the United States, risking imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or even the death penalty. They made the assertion in defence documents released after Assange made a brief appearance in a British high-security court for a largely procedural hearing concerning his resistance to demands for his extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of sexual misconduct. In a 35-page outline of their case against extradition, released on the WikiLeaks website, Assange's lawyers said: "It is submitted that there is a real risk that, if extradited to Sweden, the United States will seek his extradition and/or illegal rendition to the USA, where there will be a real risk of him being detained at Guantanamo Bay ...

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