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British Court OKs Assange Extradition to Sweden

HeadlineFeb 24, 2011

A British court has ruled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face questioning on allegations of sexual crimes. Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden since December, when he was arrested and held for nine days in a London jail. His defense team had argued against the extradition, in part by citing the potential he could wind up being sent to face the death penalty in the United States for publishing classified government documents. Assange says he plans to appeal and has been released on bail under the same conditions as before.

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