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Judge rules Assange can be extradited for sex crimes

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over sex crimes claims, a judge said Thursday. Assange’s lawyer said he would appeal the ruling. Judge Howard Riddle said the allegations of rape and sexual molestation by two women are extraditable offenses and a Swedish warrant was properly issued. Assange has been out on bail during the extradition fight, and has seven days to appeal the ruling to the High Court. Riddle said “there is simply no reason to believe there has been a mistake” about the arrest warrant. Assange’s lawyers have questioned Sweden’s judicial process and expressed concern their
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