The Supreme Court in the UK ruled Wednesday against WikiLeaks founder Jullian Assange's challenge to an extradition order from Sweden over allegations of sexual assault Wednesday, reports Reuters. The Court gave Assange two weeks to seek an appeal.
Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange over allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers, and he has been fighting a lengthy legal battle against extradition since his arrest in Britain in Dec. 2010.
His lawyers argued the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was invalid because it was issued by a prosecutor and not a judge or a court as required in Britain. Prosecutors acting for Sweden say different countries have different legal procedures which are allowable under the agreed EAW format.