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    FG

    You have repeated an error which has resulted in the thread being lettered with factual errors.

    Assange is not the subject of any extradition procedures and has not been. He was detained on a European Arrest Warrant. These are not extradition documents since for the purpose of the framework agreement, the judicial systems in all member countries have the same status and are deemed to comply with the standards laid down in the Acquis communautaire - they have to to remain a member of the EU.

    Extradition between EU countries ceased on 1/1/2004. To quote from the official EU web site (bold their's):

    The European arrest warrant adopted in 2002 replaces the extradition system by requiring each national judicial authority (the executing judicial authority) to recognise, ipso facto, and with a minimum of formalities, requests for the surrender of a person made by the judicial authority of another Member State (the issuing judicial authority)
    Assange was not appealing against extradition to Sweden. His lawyers argued (up to the UK Supreme Court) that the EAW was not valid because the Public Prosecutor did not have the status to issue it under the legislation that implemented the framework agreement in British law. That argument failed. At which point the British bolice were obliged to enforce the EAW, give Assange notice that he was to be transfered and to arrange his transfer to the Swedish judicial authorities.

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    by Lib Dem FoP on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 05:02:53 PM PDT

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