Julian Assange's case has been a long one, fraught with suspicion and speculation, but his now almost assured extradition to Stockholm and the widespread fear that this will eventually lead to his further extradition to the United States has been directly addressed, with claims that such a second extradition are flights of “sheer fantasy.”
THE proposition that the United States intend to extradite Julian Assange is “ludicrous” according to US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich.
“There is the sense that the United States are pursuing Julian Assange. Julian Assange was in London living freely for two years. If the United States had wanted to extradite him they could have done so,” said Ambassador Bleich.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr has also dismissed the risk that Assange will be further extradited to the US if extradited to Sweden as “sheer fantasy”.
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