Julian Assange loses Sweden HC appeal against sexual assault allegations.

Julian AssangeSweden: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his High Court appeal against exile to Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Swedish authoritied issued a European arrest warrant following rape claims made by 2 Swedish women after his visit to Stockholm in August 2010.

Assange claims the allegations are politically-motivated, mainly after the WikiLeaks website published a mass of leaked American diplomatic cables that rocked US government.

Following today’s ruling by Lord Justice Thomas and Justice Ouseley, Australian-born Assange condemned the system branding it unconfirmed.

Assange said outside London high court that “I have not been charged with any crime in any country. The European arrest warrant (EAW) is so restrictive that it prevents UK courts from considering the facts of a case, as judges have made clear here today.”

He added that “We will be considering our next step in the days ahead. No doubt there will be many attempts made to try and spin these proceedings as they occur today but they are merely technical.”

Assange will remain on bail until a verdict is made on a further appeal after the judges ruled the issuing of the warrant and following proceedings were balanced.


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