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Assange arrives at UK Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 - 00:42

Feb. 1 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at Britain's Supreme Court to appeal his extradition to Sweden over accusations of sex crimes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrived at Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday. He will ask the court to block his extradition to Sweden where he faces sex crime allegations. The 40-year-old Australian begins his challenge before seven judges in the UK's highest court. Swedish authorities want him to answer accusations of "raping" one woman and "sexually molesting and coercing" another in Stockholm in August 2010 while on a visit to give a lecture. Assange, whose WikiLeaks website published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed several governments and international businesses, says the sex was consensual and the allegations against him are politically motivated.

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Assange arrives at UK Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 - 00:42