‘Rubber Stamp’: Full Julian Assange speech after extradition ruling

The founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, will be sent to Sweden to face sex crime charges. A London Court has just ruled that Stockholm’s extradition bid has been successful. Lawyers for Assange have a week to appeal Thursday’s decision. Speaking to reporters outside the court in London, Assange said he would appeal the ruling and criticised the European arrest warrant system. He described the ruling as a “rubber stamping process that comes as no surprise but is none the less wrong”.