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Legal expert slams Assange case

A former chief prosecutor in Sweden has criticised his country's handling of the case against Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Sven-Erik Alhem, appearing at the second day of a hearing in London to decide whether Assange should be extradited to Sweden, said it was "quite peculiar" that investigators in his country did not obtain Assange's version of events before issuing an arrest warrant. 

The 39-year-old Australian was arrested in London last December, for questioning over allegations of sexual misconduct against two women.