Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may find himself on Swedish soil very soon, after losing his battle against extradition from Britain. There, he'll have to answer sexual misconduct charges, which he denies and describes as politically-motivated. Assange said that it was unfair and unlawful to send him to Scandinavia where he will face question over the alleged rape of a woman. But British High Court Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely rejected his claims. Watch here.
After the ruling, out on the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice, Assange faced the cameras wearing a smart navy suit and a Remembrance Day poppy, but without his usual air of defiance. Eleven months earlier he had stood on the same spot after being freed from Wandsworth prison on bail. Back then he declared with a smile that it was "great to smell the fresh air of London again" and he pledged "to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence". This time it was unclear whether he planned to fight on. He said only: "We will be considering our next step."
"I have not been charged with any crime in any country," he said. "The European arrest warrant (EAW) is so restrictive that it prevents UK courts from considering the facts of a case, as judges have made clear here today â€¦ no doubt there will be many attempts made to try to spin these proceedings as they occurred today but they were merely technical." He directed people to a website set up by supporters "if you wish to know what is really going on in this case", then fought his way through a pavement melee, into a minicab and away.