Julian Assange Loses Appeal; WikiLeaks Founder Facing Extradition on Rape Charges

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

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Nov. 2 2011 3:33 PM

Julian Assange Loses Appeal; WikiLeaks Founder Facing Extradition on Rape Charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal in the British High Court to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assange is wanted for questioning over the alleged sexual assault of two women he encountered in Stockholm in 2010. Assange and his supporters argue that the rape claim is a conspiratorial move to discredit him because of the controversial work of WikiLeaks.

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Wearing a navy blue suit, Remembrance Day poppy and a new hair style, Assange spoke to a crowd outside the court, urging people to go to Swedenversusassange.com to get the real story on his case.

Assange can appeal the court's decision to Britain’s Supreme Court, but only if the court deems his case a matter of "public importance."