Friday, September 28, 2012

Julian Assange: Amnesty calls for Swedish assurances

Amnesty International has urged Sweden to "break the current impasse" in the Julian Assange extradition case by giving him assurances that he will not be handed over to the US.

The Wikileaks founder, who is living at Ecuador's London embassy, is fighting UK efforts to send him to Sweden.

He faces questioning over sex assault claims, which he denies.

Amnesty said fears he will face a US trial over Wikileaks "have played no small part in the current stand-off".

It added that it has no evidence that Sweden plans to extradite Mr Assange to the US but if such a "forced transfer" did take place, it believed he would be exposed to a "real risk of serious human rights violations". Read More