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Assange Asks Britain's Top Court To Reopen Case

A portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taped to a Union Flag outside the Supreme Court in central London in May.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked Britain's Supreme Court to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden.

A spokesman for the Supreme Court confirmed that lawyers for Assange have applied to the court to reopen the case in what is said to be a highly unusual legal move.

Assange has been fighting for almost two years his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over sex crime allegations.

He has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

The Supreme Court last month rejected his appeal against extradition, but lawyers for Assange said they would ask the court to reopen the case because they had not had the chance to properly examine some of the evidence.

Assange shot to international prominence in 2010 when WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents.

With reporting by AP and AFP