`Assange`s victims relieved by court order`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 22:58
Stockholm: Two women who accused Julian Assange of rape and sexual assault are "relieved" by a London court ruling on day ordering the WikiLeaks founder's extradition to Sweden for questioning, their lawyer said.

"They feel a certain degree of relief," lawyer Claes Borgstroem told the TT news agency shortly after Assange lost a bitter legal battle to block his extradition to the Scandinavian country.

"It has been very trying for them to live with this uncertainty, especially since they themselves have found themselves attacked," he said, referring to allegations spread especially on social media that the women's accusations were motivated by secret agendas aimed at bringing down WikiLeaks.

Two judges at the High Court in London rejected today arguments by the 40-year-old Australian, whose anti-secrecy website has enraged governments around the world, that his extradition would be unlawful.


First Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 22:58

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