Julian Assange could be in big trouble, says a skeleton summary filed by his Australian defense team. In an attempt to prevent extradition to Sweden, Assange's lawyers claim that the Wikileaks founder could be detained (as a terrorist) at Guantánamo Bay or sentenced to death:
Indeed, if Mr Assange were rendered to the USA, without assurances that the death penalty would not be carried out, there is a real risk that he could be made subject to the death penalty. It is well known that prominent figures have implied, if not stated outright, that Mr Assange should be executed.
A full extradition hearing with Assange present -- electronic collar device and all -- is expected on February 6 and 7.
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