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Julian Assange seeks to take legal fight to highest UK court

The Guardian, 5 December 2011
Publié le : 5 décembre 2011

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will make one further attempt to avert extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes, when he asks judges on Monday to refer his case to Britain's highest court.

Swedish authorities want to question the Australian founder of the whistle-blowing website over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers during a visit there in August 2010. Assange, who has been living in Britain since his arrest here in December last year, denies wrongdoing.

In his appeal to be heard on Monday, he is seeking to have his case referred to Britain's Supreme Court. A decision could come later on Monday. If the appeal fails, Assange may face extradition within 10 days.

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