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
"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