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Professor Mitsilegas - Assange's extradition fight faces long odds


The San Francisco Examiner

Assange's extradition fight faces long odds

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas has commented on Julian Assange's, the founder of WikiLeaks, long-running fight to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex crime allegations. Assange's case comes to Britain’s Supreme Court this week. Professor Mitsilegas commented that by taking the case, the Supreme Court wants "to send a clear message that they're taking this seriously and that due process has been taken in this case". He believes that The Supreme Court took the case in part to show that Assange had been given every possible chance to challenge his extradition, adding that seven justices would hear the claim – a process typically reserved for cases of high importance.



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