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WikiLeaks' Assange In U.K. Court Over Extradition To Sweden


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (second from right) arrives at the Supreme Court in London on February 1.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (second from right) arrives at the Supreme Court in London on February 1.

Britain’s Supreme Court has opened a two-day hearing on a final appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden.

The 40-year-old WikiLeaks founder is wanted by Swedish authorities over sex crimes allegedly committed during a visit to Sweden in 2010.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

A decision from the British high court isn't expected for another few weeks.

The British court previously approved his extradition, a decision that Assange argues was unlawful.

Last year, the Wikileaks website published thousands of documents from leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, embarrassing a number of governments and angering U.S. authorities.

Assange has suggested that Western governments burned by WikiLeaks are behind his legal troubles.

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