Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been told he will be booted out of England to face the wrath of Swedish judges following an extradition hearing today.
He has been awaiting a ruling on whether he is able to stay in the country following allegations made last August over alleged rape and sexual assault in two incidents with women in Stockholm.
Assange was eager to insist that he has not yet been convicted of any wrongdoing, and questioned the decision of the courts.
“I have not been charged with any crime in any country,” he told reporters outside a London court today. “The European arrest warrant is so restrictive that it prevents UK courts from considering the facts of a case, as judges have made clear here.”
He said that he and his lawyers will be considering their “next step” in the coming days to decide how to proceed with the decision.
Assange also warned that there would be many attempts by his rather huge list of enemies to use the court ruling against him unfairly
“No doubt there will be many attempts made to try and spin these proceedings as they occur today but they are merely technical,” he said, directing the public to his Assange Vs Sweden site.
He now has 14 days to decided whether to fight the extradition order or head over to Sweden to face the justice system there.
Assange has now been ordered to cough up £19,000 in court costs following his big day in front of the judges, though it is he may well appeal against this due to lack of funds. Considering Wikileaks has been downed due to lack of funds recently it could be one request cash-strapped Assange may actually be granted by the judges.