24 Feb '11, 4am

WikiLeaks founder Assange to find out extradition fate: LONDON - JULIAN Assange was on Thursday ... #FreeAssangeNow

LONDON - JULIAN Assange was on Thursday to discover if he was to be extradited to Sweden to face rape charges after his lawyer admitted that the ruling looked set to go against the WikiLeaks founder. The ruling by Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates Court was unlikely to be the final word, with the losing party expected to lodge an appeal which would postpone the ultimate decision until as late as Britain's summer. Mark Stephens, MrAssange's lawyer, admitted in the Independent newspaper that he was prepared for bad news. 'Both sides, the prosecution and the defence, have told the judge that they are going to appeal if they lose, so we are already working on that principle,' he said. Mr Assange, 39, is currently free on bail in Britain fighting against extradition for interrogation and possible trial over allegations from two Swedish women of rape and sexual molesta...

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