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Second day of Assange hearing lies ahead

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Second day of Assange hearing lies ahead


In London, ahead of the second day of his two day fight against extradition, Julian Assange is vowing to clear his name.

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted by police in Sweden over claims he sexually assaulted one woman and raped another on a visit to Stockholm last August. They are claims his legal team say are false.

The 39-year-old Australian’s legal team say extradition would contravene his human rights. They argue he would ultimately be taken to the US detention camp at Guantanamo and risks the death penalty.

Media interest in Assange is intense and there were chaotic scenes at court as dozens of journalists vied to cover the case. All seats inside the court were reserved weeks ago. Those who could not get in waited outside.

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