Assange gets appeal date
Last chance but one
Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has been granted an appeal hearing against his extradition to Sweden.
Assange is accused of sexual offences against two Wikileaks volunteers.
He will return to court 12 July for a two day hearing, PA reports. Should this appeal fail Assange could go to the Supreme Court, the newswire said.
In February Judge Howard Riddle ruled that the accusations were extraditable offences.
Assange said after that verdict that the hearing was no more than a rubber-stamping process and "the result of a European arrest warrant system run amok".
He has previously claimed that the charges were politically motivated and are aimed at getting him extradited to the US. ®
Who is the Assange fellow?
I've never heard of him.
Please ship the guy, now
I'm sick and tired of the BS surrounding Assange, and the BS he and his cronies spout at ever opportunity.
First off, he is not being extradited to the US. It's Sweden.
Secondly, he has only himself to blame, which we know from the case documents that were leaked (who was angry about this? Ah, Assange! Talk about measuring with two measures). If he had done the decent thing it would have never mutated into a rape case. Now he has to go and asnwer some questions.
The funniest thing that can happen is that the Swedish court decides there isn't anything evil to account for as long as he takes an STD/HIV test so that those two girls get some piece of mind. I can se the headlines already: Assange .. er, what? Oh. Nothing to report. Damn.
That would be painful - finally sliding into the dark of unimportance.
Not a moment too soon.
Proof of the pudding...
I guess we'll see if there's anything to his accusations when he either does or does not end up as a guest of Uncle Sam. He's clearly a barmy sod, and a bit of a weasel besides, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's wrong. Doesn't mean he's not lying through his teeth either, of course.
Time will tell, but there's one thing for certain -- I'll be chucking bags of salt around at all sides, all through his sordid little Saga.