WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, will be tried behind closed doors in a “flagrant denial of justice” to decide if he is extradited to Sweden, a country that claims him for alleged sexual charges.
Assage appears since 10h15 (local and GMT) in a east London court in the first two days of a hearing to decide on his extradition.
Assange has always denied these allegation and believes that the case is politically motivated after the broadcast in Wikileaks and the several newspapers publications of hundreds confidential cables of American diplomacy and secret documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A confidential police report leaked last week on the internet revealed, among others, a document in which one of the complainants gives details on how Assange began an unprotected sexual intercourse with her when she was asleep and how, after a brief discussion, she let him to continue.
American justice has opened an investigation into Assange, qualified in that country as “high-tech terrorist,” for leaking confidential cables thousands of its embassies around the world with secret military reports, but so far no charge has been made against him.
The decision of the judge who must rule on the extradition of Assange, wich perhaps will not be givn this Tuesday but later in this month, will be important but not decisive, because the Australian has plenty of opportunities to appeal, so the process could take several months.