Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Boss Can Appeal Against Extradition To Sweden
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s request for an appeal has been granted by the Supreme Court.
The two-day appeal begins in February, which means Assange is safe from extradition until at least next year.
Assange’s legal team argue that police and prosecutors should not have the right to order extraditions because they are not a proper judicial authority.
Assange, whose WikiLeaks website published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables which embarrassed international governments and businesses, denies the allegations and says they are politically motivated.
The 40-year-old Australian is currently held on bail at a friend’s country estate in the southeast of England, where he wears an electronic tag.