The Legal Process for Assange

There are many questions floating around about what the legal process for Assange entails.  I felt the need to impress upon the readers of this site, so that there is no misinformation being passed in the networking process.

December 7, 2010:  Julian turns himself in and a formal arrest takes place.  He is then remanded into the custody of the London Court and placed in Wadsworth Prison.

December 14, 2010: Julian is granted bail by the London Court which was set at 200,000 pounds or 313,300 dollars.  He is given strict conditions to follow including a curfew and mansion arrest.

December 14, 2010: Sweden opposes Julian’s bail and he is told that he must remain in custody until Thursday December 16, 2010 at which time he will attend the appeal hearing.

Here’s where things start to get tricky and muddled:

If Sweden’s appeal is seen as valid, he will remain in prison until January 11 at which time he will again appear in London Court with regard to his ordeal.

If Sweden’s appeal is seen as invalid, he will be allowed bail – and will reside at Ellingham Hall, a Georgian mansion in Suffolk until he will then have to appear in London court on January 11, 2011.

The full extradition hearing will more than likely be carried out on February 7, 2011.

If the London court finds that Julian is indeed wanted for the alleged crimes he’s been accused of –  it will not breech his human rights and there are no other legal bars preventing him from being extradited to Sweden.  The London Court will then order that he be extradited to Sweden.


Assange himself can appeal within 7 days That appeal then must be heard within 40 days by the London Court, although the London court reserves the right to extend that if it is found to be in the interests of justice.

If the high court upholds the extradition decision to be granted – a further appeal can then be made to Britain’s Supreme Court, but this can only be done on a point of law that supports the general public’s interest.

The Supreme Court will be the last chance at an appeal – if it goes this far.

If Assange does not make his appeal within 7 days as mentioned above – he will then be required to be extradited to Sweden within 10 days.

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