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Sweden's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning on sexual assault allegations will be examined by a London court on February 7-8, a judge said Tuesday.
District Judge Nicholas Evans set the date for the full extradition hearing during a 10-minute hearing at Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London.
Watched by dozens of journalists from around the world, the 39-year-old Australian spoke only to confirm his name and address.
The extradition hearing will take place in the same court, which can accommodate more journalists than the smaller court in central
TextHis lawyers have “asked the court to make available to members of the press our skeleton argument, which we’ve had to produce in very short time,” Assange said outside of a London court following a hearing today. Mark Stephens, who represents Assange, said the arguments may be available as soon as this afternoon via his law firm’s website. The extradition hearing is scheduled to begin Feb. 7.
The arrest warrant was sought by Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny, who started her investigation on Sept. 1, after another prosecutor dropped the rape charge and reduced the molestation charges.
Originally posted by bladdersweat
he is such a media whore, always pandering to the spectacle of the media. think of the all faceless and nameless corroborators that continue the daily grind at the Wikileaks mill. They are the true Wikileaks and we don't even know who they are, at least not as a household name.