London: The British Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's plea against extradition. Assange will be extradited to Sweden on sexual assault charges.
The judge said that the decision was reached with a majority of five to two. Assange wasn't present in the court on Wednesday. "The request for Assange's extradition has been lawfully made and his appeal against extradition is accordingly is dismissed," said Supreme Court president Nicholas Phillips.
Assange has the only option of move the European Court of Human rights (ECHR). The ECHR will then have 14 days to indicate whether or not it will accept the case.
The British top court ruled that Assange should be sent to the Scandinavian country to face sex crimes allegations. Assange can conceivably appeal the decision to the European Court of Human Rights but lawyers say such a move is unlikely to stop his extradition for long....more
02:07 PM, May 30, 2012