Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WikiLeak's Assange extradition fight heads to UK Supreme Court



London (CNN) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition fight goes to Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday for two days of hearings on whether he should be sent back to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault.


In November, Assange -- who is under house arrest -- lost a court battle to stay in Britain. The following month, the British High Court said he would be allowed to mount an appeal.

Assange's lawyers have vowed to take the fight all the way to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.

Two women in Sweden accused Assange in August 2010 of sexually assaulting them.

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