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British court to rule on Assange case


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out today whether he is to be extradited to Sweden on alleged sex crimes

A British judge is expected to give his ruling after considering Assange’s legal defence against the move.

The 39-year-old former computer hacker is wanted for questioning and is not, as yet, to stand trial. His lawyer maintains that is not enough reason to send him to Stockholm.

Assange is resisting the Swedish authorities as he believes their real intention is eventually to send him to the US where he says he could face execution for leaking sensitive secrets.

Last year Assange and his controversial website infuriated Washington by publishing top level diplomatic cables – something the US claims threatened its national security.

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