Julian Assange extradition fight to continue in supreme court

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Julian Assange has been handed a lifeline in his effort to avoid extradition, after two judges ruled he could approach the supreme court for permission to appeal against his removal to Sweden to face accusations of rape and sexual assault. Assange's legal team sought permission to appeal to Britain's highest court, arguing the prosecutor seeking his extradition was not a valid "judicial authority", and that no decision had yet been taken on whether to prosecute him or not, making the extradition warrant invalid. Assange has not been charged with any offense.

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At www.guardian.co.uk

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