Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to receive extradition ruling on May 30
Britain’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will give its judgement in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s long-running fight against extradition to Sweden on May 30.
The court announced the date in a statement on its website, saying the judgement would start at 9:15 am (0815 GMT) next Wednesday and would last around 10 minutes.
Assange took his case to the Supreme Court in February in a last throw of the dice within the British legal system, arguing that the Swedish prosecutor who ordered his arrest in December 2010 was not a proper judicial authority.
Sweden wants to question the 40-year-old Australian over allegations of rape and sexual assault, but Assange insists the sex was consensual and has argued that the attempt to extradite him is politically motivated.
[Wikileaks founder Julian Assange via AFP]