London, Feb. 7, Monday – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dressed in a blue suit, appeared before Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London to face the case of expulsion to Sweden over sex crimes charges of from two women he came across in Stockholm last year.
Assange’s lawyers, including Mark Stephens, are likely to comment that their client should not be exiled to Sweden because he has not yet been charged with any crimes and also that Sweden is expected to transfer him to the U.S. once he would be exiled to Sweden, and because the Swedish prosecutor's case is blemished.
WikiLeaks has revealed hundreds of top secret issues of the government recently, and sets to disclose hundreds of thousands more in the stock.
U.S. officials are running on a case against Assange and WikiLeaks, and his defence team argues the Swedish sex charges are just a wing of the Americans' long arm.
Stewart A. Baker, a former official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said the Swedes would like to have Assange on their own soil for questioning.