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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