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WikiLeaks' Assange to fight extradition

2010-12-07 16:40

London - WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has told a London court he will fight extradition to Sweden.

The 39-year-old Australian was appearing before City of Westminster Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He was asked whether he understood that he could consent to be extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes.

Assange said that he understood - and that he did not consent

Powerful blow

Meanwhile, Visa says it has suspended all payments to WikiLeaks pending an investigation of the organisation's business.

Visa's decision is a powerful blow to the loosely knit organisation, which relies on online donations to fund its operations.

Popular online payment company PayPal has already severed its links with WikiLeaks. Visa's decision to pull the plug on WikiLeaks leaves the website with one fewer source of revenue.

Swiss authorities closed Assange's new Swiss bank account on Monday.

Comments
  • executiveassistant.pa - 2010-12-07 17:11

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new age of banking. This is exactly where we are all headed. If you are a naughty little girl/boy and dare to oppose the system we will freeze your bank accounts until you conform. So you had better behave, or else.

  • JustinD - 2010-12-07 17:16

    He is nothing more than a common criminal, extradite his ass to Sweden and let him face the music. Assange = ASSHOLE

      executiveassistant.pa - 2010-12-07 17:46

      JustinD, get your head out of the clouds man! What evidence have we been presented with that shows that he is in fact guilty of these alleged crimes? You should know by now that at least 80% of what the media dishes out to us is propaganda. Don't always believe everything you portrayed in the media is actually factual, give yourself time to look behind the scenes. What if two girls came up and accused you of rape, shall we brand you a criminal, before you even went to trial???

  • brand0nbradley - 2010-12-07 18:34

    And let this be a lesson to you - The lumanati lives. Pull back the curtain at your own demise.

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