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Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador after extradition fight fails

Ecuador is considering Julian Assange's request for political asylum after the Wikileaks leader, who is facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, showed up at the country's London embassy on Tuesday.The anti-secrecy activist had been battling the extradition through the UK courts, but the Supreme Court put an end to that a week ago.

June 20, 2012 by

Supreme Court rejects Assange appeal bid

The Supreme Court has dismissed a request by Wikileaks head Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes.Seven Supreme Court judges found that the reasoning of Assange's defence in making the application was "without merit", the court said in a statement on Thursday.

June 14, 2012 by

Assange to hear Supreme Court verdict next week

The UK Supreme Court is to hand down a ruling on Wednesday on whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, the court has said.The ruling will decide whether Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny had the authority to issue a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for Assange's extradition.

May 24, 2012 by

Assange to run for Australian Senate

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to run for the Australian Senate, Wikileaks has announced on Twitter.Assange, who is under house arrest in the UK pending possible extradition to Sweden, is entitled to pursue a senator role, Wikileaks said in a Twitter post on Saturday.

March 19, 2012 by

Assange avoids immediate extradition

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will not be immediately extradited to Sweden following an appeal refusal by the High Court, according to Twitter reports.Although the High Court refused to sanction an appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday, Assange has the right to directly petition the Supreme Court against extradition, according to a Twitter post by Times journalist Alexi Mostrous.

December 5, 2011 by

Assange seeks leave for Supreme Court appeal

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against extradition to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault allegations.Assange's solicitor Gareth Peirce confirmed to the Guardian on Tuesday that Assange would ask the High Court for permission to appeal the extradition.

November 16, 2011 by

Wikileaks founder loses extradition appeal

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal to the UK High Court attempting to prevent his extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations, as the Greens have failed to secure parliamentary support in the Australian's favour.

November 2, 2011

Assange loses extradition appeal

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has lost his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault.On Wednesday, the High Court in London said the 40-year-old Australian must comply with an extradition ruling made by chief magistrate Howard Riddle in February.

November 2, 2011 by

Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

A judge has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations.At Belmarsh Magistrate's Court in London on Thursday, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Assange's team would have a week to appeal against his ruling, according to ZDNet UK's Tom Espiner, who is at the court.

February 24, 2011 by

Assange hearing kicks off in London

Julian Assange could face a trial behind closed doors, his lawyer has said during opening arguments over the Wikileaks founder's extradition to Sweden for questioning on sex crimes

February 7, 2011 by

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