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WikiLeaks' Assange asks UK's top court to reopen his appeal


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WikiLeaks' Assange asks UK's top court to reopen his appeal

Lawyers for Julian Assange on Tuesday challenged the UK Supreme Court’s decision to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden to face rape charges.

The 40-year-old Australian lost his appeal against a lower court’s ruling on May the 30th.

Assange’s barrister argued last month that the decision had been based on a point of law that had never been argued at the two-day hearing in February.

Part of the judgement deals with a European treaty on extraditions that his legal team want more time to discuss.

If that argument is accepted, then the UK’s top ourt will re-open the appeal.

If not, then Assange will have seven days to challenge the ruling at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg – his last legal recourse to halt his extradition.

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