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WikiLeaks' Assange In U.K. Court To Appeal Extradition Ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the High Court in London for his extradition appeal hearing.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has begun against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.

The 40-year-old Australian appeared at the High Court in London on July 12 seeking to overturn a ruling by a lower court in February in which a judge rejected his defense's arguments that he would face an unfair trial in Sweden.

The two-day hearing is Assange's second attempt to block the extradition order. Assange was arrested in December after two Swedish women accused him of sexual assault -- allegations he denies.

The allegations came as his whistle-blowing website was in the process of releasing a huge cache of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables. Assange says the charges against him are politically motivated.

compiled from agencies