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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to receive extradition ruling on May 30

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11:12 EDT
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Image via AFP.
 
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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]

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