Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry

Clay Curtis
April 12, 2019

Australian-born Assange, 47, also faces a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in the U.S. for his alleged role in one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets in 2010.

"It would be right to extradite him to Sweden, it would not be right to extradite him to America, at this point in proceedings", James said. "I'll wait and see what happens with the charges and how it proceeds, but he skipped bail in the U.K. Sweden had those charges, which have been dropped in the last several years".

She said: "This is all about Wikileaks and all of that embarrassing information about the activities of the American military and security services that was made public".

U.S. Justice Department officials seek to put Assange on trial for allegedly conspiring to break into a classified government computer at the Pentagon.

The mother of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has launched a brutal attack on Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, branding him a "dirty, deceitful, rotten traitor" after seeing her son arrested by United Kingdom police on Thursday morning.

Assange entered the embassy following sexual assault allegations in Sweden, fearing that once he was in court, he would be extradited to the U.S. to face further charges. If found guilty, Assange faces a maximum five years in prison. He had stayed inside the embassy building for almost seven years.

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Newly arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs to "answer for what he has done", Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. The allegations by two women have not been tested in court and Assange has denied wrongdoing.

Assange was taken to Westminster Magistrates' Court after his removal from the embassy on Thursday.

"The bottom line is he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it's been charged", she said on a stage in NY.

The President said he was concerned Assange was still working with WikiLeads and was "involved in interfering in worldwide affairs of other states".

Those charges do not carry the death penalty, however.

If Sweden also makes an extradition request, it would be up to Britain's Home Secretary to determine which would take priority.

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