Julian Assange loses extradition appeal


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his UK Supreme Court fight against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences.

Lord Phillips, the court's president, said he had lost by a majority of five justices to two.

The court ruled the extradition request had been "lawfully made".

However, Mr Assange's lawyers have been given 14 days to consider challenging the ruling, saying it could have been reached unfairly.

Tom Symonds reports.

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