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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.
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.

Compiled from agency reports