Julian Assange ‘likely to be extradited to US and convicted’

WikiLeaks founder’s arrest does not raise press freedom issues, says US lawyer

Julian Assange’s UK lawyer Jennifer Robinson and WikiLeaks editor in chief Kristinn Hrafnsson talk to the media outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after Assange was arrested in London. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is likely to be extradited to the United States and convicted, believes Washington DC lawyer Bradley P Moss.

Moss is deputy executive president of the James Madison Program, which promotes the idea of transparency in government. He is a partner in the firm of Mark S Zaid, where he specialises in national security and security clearance law, as well as freedom of information issues.

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