Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Fights Extradition to Sweden

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 in Internet/Technology, National Issues

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, was arrested yesterday in London in conjunction with an international warrant that was issued by the Swedish government on charges of sexual assault.

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Assange is facing one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape against two women who allege among other things that Assange had sex with both on separate occasions without using a condom despite their express wishes that one be used.

Supporters of Assange and his organization, Wikileaks, have begun to circulate speculation that his arrest is related to the recent leak of US Diplomatic Cables through the Wikileaks website and not about any alleged sexual misconduct.

Assange is expected to remain in prison in London until the 14th of December while he fights extradition to Sweden.

The recent storm of controversy surrounding Wikileaks’ release of classified information has raised important questions about rights to free speech and the unregulated nature of the Internet.

Charges of sexual assault can have extremely severe consequences to anybody whether or not they are based on truth. If you or someone you know are being charged with sexual assault it is imperative to seek competent legal counsel. Call Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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