Extradition Treaty

Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy prior to speaking, in London. Assange has won his battle against extradition to Sweden, which wanted to question him about a rape allegation. He has spent nearly five years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden, which announced that the investigation has been discontinued.

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Chhota Rajan is escorted by police officers to the Bali airport to be deported, Indonesia.


Chotta Rajan is escorted by police officers before being taken to Bali airport to be deported, Indonesia.


A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who did not appear at court, holds placards bearing images of him after the verdict was given in his extradition case at the Supreme Court in London. Britain's Supreme Court has endorsed the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, bringing the secret-spilling Internet activist a big step closer to prosecution in a Scandinavian court. Assange, 40, has spent the better part of two years fighting attempts to send him to the Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in sex crime allegations. He has not been charged there.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a statement to media gathered outside the High Court in London. A British court Monday gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.