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WikiLeaks' Assange begins extradition appeal

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WikiLeaks' Assange begins extradition appeal


Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has begun his appeal against extradition from Britain to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

He has taken his legal battle to London’s High Court after losing his first challenge to the extradition order in February.

Swedish prosecutors want to speak to him about claims of sexual misconduct made by two women.

Assange was arrested in December, just as his whistle-blowing website began publishing more than 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables. Assange denies the sexual assault allegations against him and claims they are politically motivated.

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