WikiLeaks founder extradited to U.S.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been in near solitary confinement inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for six months. He can't stay in there forever, and Ecuador probably doesn't have the operational capacity to sneak him out of the UK.
So 2013 will be the year that Assange emerges from diplomatic protection to face his accusers in Sweden over allegations of sexual assault. Shortly thereafter, he will be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges in connection with his role in WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of huge numbers of secret diplomatic cables.