Julian Assange seeks to take legal fight to highest UK court
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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"Julian Assange seeks to take legal fight to highest UK court", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/julian-assange-seeks-to-take-legal-fight-to-highest-uk-court