Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be extradited to Sweden while giving his lawyer a 14-day chance to challenge his pending extradition.
However, the Supreme Court granted a 14-day chance to Assange’s lawyer to apply to reopen the case.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on extraditing Assange to Sweden comes as The Independent confirmed in 2010 that informal talks had been held between Sweden and the US about Assange’s “temporary surrender” to the US.
In 2010 Assange released hundreds of thousands of classified US documents, including a video showing US forces firing at Iraqi civilians and journalists.
Ever since he has been called a terrorist by several US politicians and his personal bank accounts were frozen.
Following the ruling by the Supreme Court, his mother Christine Assange wrote an open letter to the Australian people saying public statements against her son were aimed at stopping him from publishing “uncomfortable truths”.
She also criticized the Australian government for standing by in silence while some “US politicians and commentators called for the brutal murder of my son.”