Assange’s Day in Court

Julian Assange has completed the first day of a two-day hearing regarding his possible extradition from Britain to Sweden based on allegations of rape and sexual assault. In the hearing, one witness said that one of Assange’s alleged victims drafted a “seven-point plan for legal revenge” against him; lawyers also debated several tweets that this woman deleted from August 14 and 15, after the alleged crime, when she said she was hanging out with “the coolest people in the world.” Assange’s lawyers argued that he could not be extradited, since he is wanted in Sweden only for questioning, not for arrest; prosecutors argued, however, that there is sufficient evidence that Sweden plans to prosecute. The hearing resumes on Tuesday.