Assange Takes Extradition Fight To UK's Highest Court

Julian Assange

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LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a bid Tuesday to challenge his extradition to Sweden in Britain’s highest court, says the Judicial Office.On Nov. 2, two judges rejected the 40-year-old hacker’s challenge to an order that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of rape and molestation.

Assange will ask High Court judges at a Dec. 5 hearing to rule that his case raises a question of general public importance and should be considered by the Supreme Court.

WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson declined to comment on why Assange decided to apply for a hearing in the Supreme Court, saying he did not have the full details.

“This is a personal matter not a WikiLeaks matter,” he told The Associated Press. “This is a separate issue from the organisation.”

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