A judge has ruled that Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden to answer accusations of rape and sexual assault, bringing to an close the first stage of what is now likely to be a lengthy legal battle.

Chief magistrate Howard Riddle, rule that the WikiLeaks founder, who had been fighting extradition since being arrested in Britain in December, must face interrogation in Sweden on the sex assault claims. Watch below for Assange's response to the extradition ruling:

via The Guardian