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Julian Assange loses extradition appeal

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange learned from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that he can indeed face extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual misconduct.

Last night, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled that Julian Assange could indeed be extradited to Sweden for questioning about allegations of sexual misconduct, after 540 days in custody without charge. As the Daily Dot predicted earlier, this was a politically and emotionally fraught event, but no one could have predicted the twists and turns that it took in its final moments. We Storified the social media fallout.

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Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy is an Ottawa-based cybersecurity journalist and founding editor of the Cryptosphere. She has a keen interest in WikiLeaks and web culture, and her bylines have appeared in Salon, Vanity Fair, Serious Eats, and elsewhere.