24 Feb '11, 11pm

WikiLeaks' Assange appeals against extradition: LONDON - WIKILEAKS founder… #FreeAssangeNow

WikiLeaks' Assange appeals against extradition: LONDON - WIKILEAKS founder… #FreeAssangeNow

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange vowed on Thursday he was ready to to fight a lengthy legal battle after a British judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape. --PHOTO: AP LONDON - WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange vowed on Thursday he was ready to to fight a lengthy legal battle after a British judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape. Lawyers for the 39-year-old Australian said they would appeal against judge Howard Riddle's decision to reject defence arguments that Assange would face an unfair trial that would breach his human rights. Speaking after the hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, Assange criticised the European system under which he was detained in December over claims that he sexually abused two women in Sweden. 'It is a result of the European Arrest Warrant system run amok. There was ...

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