Assange extradition decision due February 24

11th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hear on February 24 if a judge has ruled in favour of his extradition to Sweden, court officials said Friday.

After three days of legal argument, Judge Howard Riddle told Assange to report back to Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London on February 24.

Court officials confirmed to AFP that the judge was expected to give his decision on that day.

But if he rules in favour of Sweden's attempts to secure Assange's extradition from Britain to face questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault, the WikiLeaks founder can appeal the decision.

© 2011 AFP

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