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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIKILEAKS: Assange extradition hearing resumes!

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AP / The Hindu / LONDON, July 13, 2011.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, is surrounded by members of the media as he arrives in Britain's Royal Courts of Justice for his extradition appeal in London on Wednesday.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyers are arguing for a second day against his extradition to Sweden where he is accused of rape and molestation.

Mr. Assange’s new legal team says that while the 40-year-old activist’s behaviour with two women he met in Sweden may have been unpleasant, the sex was consensual.

Defence attorney Ben Emmerson on Wednesday attacked the way in which the extradition request was made, arguing that public prosecutors aren’t allowed to issue European arrest warrants.

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