ASSANGE EXTRADITION

Date set for Assange appeal

A date has been set for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a British judge's decision to extradite him to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault.

The High Court in London will hear the appeal on 12-13th July.

Assange, who is suspected of sexual assault against two women in Sweden last summer, was arrested in London at Sweden's request in December, and remains on bail pending his challenge to the extradition order made in court earlier this year.

Assange is the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website that has published thousands of cables in which US diplomats give their often candid views on world leaders, to Washington's acute embarrassment.

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