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WikiLeaks' assange awaits extradition decision

Jeremy Kirk | Feb. 11, 2011
Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange put forth their final arguments before a British judge on Friday, seeking to block an extradition request from Sweden to question him on sexual assault allegations.

Lawyers for Assange have contended that Sweden's pursuit of their client is connected with the whistle-blowing activities of WikiLeaks, which has continued to slowly release some of the 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables it holds.

The U.S. Attorney General's office has said Assange has been under investigation, but so far he has not been charged.

 

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