Is Assange more at risk of deportation in Sweden?
August 17, 2012 12:09 AM Subscribe
Is Julian Assange at greater risk of being extradited to the US in Sweden than he is in the UK?
posted by dontjumplarry to law & government (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, some anti-Assange voices (such as the Australian foreign minister) have been running the argument that he is no more at risk of extradition to the US in Sweden than in the UK. Indeed, they say, his extradition from Sweden would be even more difficult because it would require the consent of the Swedish and UK governments.
On what basis do Assange and his lawyers argue that he is at heightened risk of extradition from Sweden?
Related: if the US is indeed interested in Assange, why have they not tried to extradite him from the UK?