Julian Assange

Amnesty Wants Sweden To Promise No Extradition for Assange

It seems like a reasonable request


British rights group Amnesty International has urged Sweden to give WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange assurances that it will not extradite him to the US if he goes to Stockholm for questioning.

Australian activist Assange, 41, has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy since June 19, when he claimed asylum in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Ecuador granted him asylum on August 16 but Britain has refused him safe passage out of the country—leaving Assange stuck inside the embassy as the diplomatic deadlock continues.