Julian Assange is under house arrest in the UK, where he is fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/Scanpix

UK court to deliver Assange judgement

"We've waited a long time for it and are prepared"
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The UK Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in Julian Assange v Swedish Judicial Authority on 30 May.

Assange is still under house arrest in the UK. He is wanted for questioning in Sweden on suspicion of sexual molestation and rape in connection with a lecture visit he made to the country in the summer of 2010. He denies the allegations and has suggested they are politically motivated.

Sweden has an international arrest warrant out for Assange. The UK Supreme Court heard Assange's appeal against extradition in February, but the panel of judges has not yet made a ruling. He could face up to four years in prison if he was charged and found guilty of rape in Sweden.

According to a press release, the issuing of the judgment will take ten minutes. The President of the Supreme Court will explain the rationale for the court's decision.

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