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Sweden lawyers say Assange extradition request is valid

Lawyers for Swedish authorities told Britain’s Supreme Court on Thursday that a bid to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangefor questioning over rape allegations is valid. In his final appeal within the British legal system, Assange is resting his fight against extradition on the argument that the Swedish prosecutor who ordered his arrest in December 2010 was not…

Internet piracy now a religion in Sweden

A group of people related to the Swedish Pirate Party claimed this week that the state has officially sanctioned “Kopimism” as a legitimate religion, granting them the freedom to carry out their holy sacrament of copying information from the Internet. (Update: Reached for comment by Raw Story, Swedish authorities with…

BREAKING: UK court rules WikiLeaks’ Assange should be extradited

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should be extradited from Britain to Sweden to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, London’s High Court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting his appeal against the move. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two…

Now Sweden accuses US of spying

Sweden joins Norway in alleging US embassies spied on citizens People linked with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm have performed surveillance activities in Sweden without the knowledge of the host nation’s authorities, a government officials said Saturday. The surveillance has been going on since 2000, but Swedish authorities are still…

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