November 2nd, 2011
08:27 AM ET

Assange loses extradition fight

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange lost a court battle to stay in the United Kingdom Wednesday and will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over sex charges, a court ruled.

Appeals court judges Lord Justice John Thomas and Justice Duncan Ouseley rejected all four of the arguments Assange's defense team used to fight the extradition.

They will hold another hearing later this month to determine whether he can appeal.

Assange, who has been under house arrest for nearly a year while waiting to find out the results, said Wednesday he will now consider his next steps.

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  1. banasy©

    "Assange, who has been under house arrest for nearly a year while waiting to find out the results, said Wednesday he will now consider his next steps."

    Um, yeah. I would guess so.
    As long as it's not *too* many steps out of his door...

    November 2, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. taj

    @ banasy I SEE what you did there 🙂

    November 2, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury

    November 2, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @taj: 😉

    November 2, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio ) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Julian Assange – Why do you waste my time like this. I thought you had all this Swedish sweetie crap behind you. And now? I turn my back for two seconds, and there you are again. I thought perhaps you and the former IMF chief had wonderfull bedtime stories to share, but as I disillusion myself, I realize all you got left is to play with your dodo and leave wikileaks everywhere.

    November 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Robert Lemos

    Wikileaks is just like any other organization or country. Only a foll believes that by cutting off the head of the biggest snake that the thousands of other snakes crawl away.

    Assange's leaked cables concerning federal reserve and medical fraud will be released right on schedule, with or without him.

    November 2, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzz

    Many will be silenced, even for their faith.

    November 2, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzz

    Amendment to previous post
    Those who choose to spread the TRUE words of God and DON'T stop speaking out will have the toughest road ahead.

    November 2, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. pmk1953

    If this guy is so great, why doesn't he get some chinese or russian secrets and put them out. If he did, he'd be dead in a month.

    November 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Faith is a wonderful thing.

    I have faith Mr. Assuange will get what he deserves.

    @Jeff Frank:

    November 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Punmaster

    There's a British judge named John Thomas. Do I really need to say ANYTHING?

    November 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. And she promised...

    ...not to do what she just did. Amazing.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. And she promised...

    What is that...13 times concerning just the one promise broken? "Faithful in least, faithfull in much"...if you can't keep from pilfering, what chance turning down the bribe?

    November 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr. Assange

    Has faith that those exposed will be sitting in an Homeland Security Prison soon.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    ...Has faith in once again, not knowing what the heck one is talking about...

    November 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
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