WikiLeaks Chief Julian Assange’s appeal has been allowed to the Supreme Court of Britain. The highest court of Britain will now decide whether he should be extradited to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, to be tried for the alleged charges of molestation and rape of two women. The former hacker has been battling the extradition since a lower court ruled that he be extradited to Sweden to face the charges of sexual assault.
The long drawn out legal battle, WikiLeaks Chief Julian Assange will put forth his final plea to the highest court of London to reverse its decision to avoid his extradition to Sweden. Julian Assange was arrested a year back on allegations of sexual assault. A plea has been presented before the two Judges of the High Court for an appeal to the Supreme Court. For an appeal to be granted, the two judges should hold that there is a question of general public importance involved in the case.
Julian Assange is facing extradition charges as London court will rule on Wednesday whether WikiLeaks’ founder, who angered the US government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, can be extradited from Britain to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual crimes. With its finances under pressure and some of its biggest revelations already public, WikiLeaks may not have the strength to survive if Britain’s high court judge decides on Wednesday in favour of a Swedish request to extradite Julian Assange to face trial over rape allegations, some experts argue.
Civil rights campaigners were sparked as the British government has been accused of spying on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In the latest video release by WikiLeaks, it is been claimed that in order to keep track of people visiting him, three cameras have been erected outside the entrance of his temporary home in Ellingham Hall, Norfolk.