Julian Assange Fears ‘Guantanamo’ Or ‘Death Penalty’ If Extradited To U.S.
In a “skeleton defense” posted on his lawyers’ website today, Julian Assange’s team posits that he could be subject to “being detained at Guantanamo Bay” or subject to the death penalty were he to be extradited to Sweden, which could lead to extradition to the U.S.
The WikiLeaks founder appeared in court today to schedule his extradition hearing for questioning in Sweden over alleged sex crimes. His defense claims that extradition to Sweden could lead to a subsequent extradition “and/or illegal rendition” to the U.S.
According to the statement, Assange’s lawyer’s posited that: