Assange Awaits Extradition Decision

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange returns to a London courtroom Wednesday to learn if he will be extradited to Sweden to face sex charges.

Swedish authorities want to question Assange regarding an alleged rape of one woman and molestation of another. The 2010 incidents reportedly took place in Stockholm.

Assange claims the charges are politically motivated and denies any wrongdoing in both cases.

The 40-year old Assange is currently free on bail in Britain.

Wikileaks has released hundreds of thousands of classified documents lifted from the computer files of U.S. diplomatic and military operations.

U.S. authorities are investigating whether Assange broke any laws.

Two weeks ago, Assange said his organization is suspending the publishing of secret documents in order to concentrate on fundraising to ensure its future survival. Assange said a financial blockade by American companies such as Visa, Mastercard and PayPal means WikiLeaks will have to aggressively focus on raising funds.