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Julian Assange says rape allegations 'empty'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that the allegations of rape that he faces in Sweden are empty.

Speaking after the first day of an extradition hearing in London Mr Assange said the allegations were a "black box applied to my life".

He denies sexually assaulting two female supporters during a visit to Stockholm in August and claims the inquiry is politically motivated.

The extradition hearing is expected to last two days.

  • 07 Feb 2011
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