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Assange request for appeal granted, set for Feb 1

• rawstory.com

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Friday granted permission to appeal against extradition from Britain to Sweden over rape allegations and a hearing will start on February 1.

“The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal and a hearing has been scheduled for two days, beginning on 1 February 2012,” said a statement from the Supreme Court, the highest court in England.

The decision means Assange will spend a second Christmas at the country mansion of a wealthy supporter in Norfolk, eastern England, as his legal battle stretches into a second year.
 
The 40-year-old Australian was arrested last December on a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden after two women made allegations of sexual assault and rape.

Assange strongly denies any wrongdoing and says the sex with the women was consensual.

 

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