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Assange Can Continue Extradition Fight In Britain


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (right) wants Britain's Supreme Court to take up his extradition case.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (right) wants Britain's Supreme Court to take up his extradition case.

A British court has ruled that Julian Assange can continue his legal fight against extradition to Sweden.

On December 5, Britain's High Court said that Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, can take his appeal against an earlier ruling allowing his extradition to the Supreme Court.

Swedish authorities want to question Assange over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers.

Assange, who has been living in Britain since his arrest there in December last year, denies any wrongdoing.

His arrest came shortly after WikiLeaks published thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that included unflattering views of world leaders and candid assessments of security threats.

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