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Wikileaks founder appeals to Supreme Court over extradition

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By John Glenday, Reporter

December 5, 2011 | 1 min read

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed to the Supreme Court in a bid avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sex crimes.

Should the bid fail Assange must be extradited within 10 days unless the European Court of Human Rights decided to intervene.

Assange has spent the last year on bail after being released from Wormwood Scrubs prison – he has recently been forced to flog off mementos from that experience, including a sachet of prison regulation coffee, in a bid to raise funds.

It follows allegations of rape and molestation made by two Swedish women. Assange admits having sex with the women but claims the encounters were consensual.

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