US using Manning to get to Assange
Assange extradition highly political
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing to determine whether he will be sent to Sweden began Feb 7 in London. Assange's lawyers argued based on Sweden's past, Assange's eventual extradition to the United States would be much more likely, and thus so would the possibility of facing the death penalty. Douglas McNabb, an attorney and expert in international extraditions explained it is possible Assange could face the death penalty, but it would depend on the charges. That being said, it is unlikely Sweden or any other European country would extradite him to the US without assurances he would not receive the death penalty.
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