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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange looses appeal to be extradited to Sweden

Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has failed in his appeal against extradition from the UK to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault.
According to the BBC, two judges at the High Court in London said that a ruling in favour of extradition must be upheld.


Today Swedish authorities have been expecting a positive outcome from British court wanting him to answer accusations of raping one woman and sexually molesting and coercing another in Stockholm last year.

This news will come as great news even though there had been many indications that the decision will be appealed, regardless of outcome. Mr Assange denies the allegations and says the charges are politically motivated

The legal teams of the 40-year-old Australian previously said his removal would be "unfair and unlawful".
Mr Assange can now apply to take the case to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, on the grounds that it raises issues of general public importance.

The Wikileaks site has published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables which have embarrassed several governments and international businesses.
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