WikiLeaks' Julian Assange loses extradition appeal

LONDON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his
appeal against extradition to Sweden to answer sex crime
allegations.

In a judgment Wednesday, Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely
said that Assange, who was in court to hear the verdict, should be
sent to Sweden to be questioned over the alleged rape of one woman
and the molestation of another in Stockholm last year.

The 40-year-old has denied wrongdoing, and insists the case is
politically motivated by those opposed to the work of his
secret-spilling organization.

It was not immediately clear whether Assange, who has spent much
of the past year under virtual house arrest at a supporter's
country estate, would have the right to take his appeal to
Britain's Supreme Court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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