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UK and Ecuador fail to resolve deadlock over Assange’s extradition

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and his Ecuadoran counterpart Ricardo Patino failed to resolve the deadlock over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks on Monday, officials said. The Foreign Office said there was “no breakthrough” on what to do about the Australian, who has been living at the Ecuadoran embassy…

WikiLeaks’ Assange to appeal extradition in July

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will fight a British judge’s decision to extradite him to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault in a two-day hearing in July, it was announced on Wednesday. The hearing at the High Court in London will take place on July 12-13, the court said.…

WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals extradition

LONDON (AFP) – Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have lodged an appeal against a British court ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden over rape accusations, the court said Thursday. A court official confirmed that it had received the request for an appeal, but no date has yet…

Court agrees to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julain Assange to Sweden over sex allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – A British court agreed on Thursday to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over sex crimes, dismissing claims the move would breach his human rights. Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange about allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies, made…

WikiLeaks founder offered to be interviewed in Sweden: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court. On the second day of his extradition hearing in a London court, lawyers for Assange attacked Sweden’s attempts to extradite him from Britain, saying…

Brazil refuses to extradite Italian ‘terrorist’

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday turned down an extradition demand for an Italian ex-militant, Cesare Battisti, considered a “terrorist” by Rome for murders committed in the 1970s. The decision, announced by Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, came on Lula’s last day in office, and in the…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

Update: Assange denied bail, remanded to British custody Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday morning by London Metropolitan police on a warrant out of Sweden. The Guardian reports on a statement from Metropolitan police that “Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London…

Russian arms suspect to appear in NYC court

Russian arms trafficking suspect called ‘Merchant of Death’ in NY, charged with terror support A Russian labeled the “Merchant of Death” by those who claim he fueled some of the world’s deadly Third World conflicts over the last decade with powerful weapons has arrived in the United States. He faces…

Victim in Polanski case opposes director’s extradition

LOS ANGELES — The victim in Roman Polanski’s 1978 child-sex case expressed support for the fugitive filmmaker’s request to be sentenced in absentia, court filings revealed. An attorney for Samantha Geimer, who was 13 when Polanski allegedly plied her with drugs and alcohol before having unlawful sex with her in…

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