Published: 30 May, 2012, 08:00
Edited: 30 May, 2012, 12:27
Assange to be extradited to Sweden, UK Supreme Court rules
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his marathon court battle in UK Supreme Court. He now has 14 days to appeal the decision.
As a result the whistleblower may be sent to Sweden where he has been accused of sexual assault and rape by two former WikiLeaks volunteers.
Assange says the allegations are baseless and are founded on political motivations after his website released thousands of diplomatic cables and documents sparking outcry from world governments.
There are fears that Assange will eventually be transferred to the US, where he would join Private Bradley Manning, who is currently facing court-martial for handing over classified documents to the whistleblower’s website.