Julian Assange Faces Extradition to Sweden, Country Reopens Rape Case Against WikiLeaks Founder
Julian Assange faces more legal woes as two countries compete for his extradition.????A month after the WikiLeaks founder was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London…????...Sweden announced they will reopen the rape case against Assange and seek extradition.????This case and concerns over being extradited to Sweden and potentially the U.S…????...were precisely why Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy nearly seven years ago.????USA Today reports the sexual assault case against the WikiLeaks founder was re-opened at the request of one of the alleged victims.????Assange is wanted in the U.S. for conspiracy charges related to hacking into a Defense Department computer…????...and the publication of thousands of documents related to the Afghan and Iraq wars.????The U.S. began the process of seeking extradition for Assange on May 2.????Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in a British prison for skipping bail in 2012 related to the Swedish case.????With competing extradition claims, it is unclear which country Assange will face charges in first.
CNN reports The United Kingdom has signed an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces charges in the US under the Espionage Act.
UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he signed..