Britain's Supreme Court to give Assange judgement May 30
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Julian Assange. AA PhotoBritain's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will give its judgement in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's long-running fight against extradition to Sweden on May 30.
The court announced the date in a statement on its website, saying the judgement would start at 9:15 am (0815 GMT) next Wednesday and would last around 10 minutes.
Assange took his case to the Supreme Court in February in a last throw of the dice within the British legal system, arguing that the Swedish prosecutor who ordered his arrest in December 2010 was not a proper judicial authority.
Sweden wants to question the 40-year-old Australian over allegations of rape and sexual assault, but Assange insists the sex was consensual and has argued that the attempt to extradite him is politically motivated.