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WikiLeaks founder back in court

Swedish prosecutors to question Assange about sexual abuse accusations amid fears of being handed over to the U.S.

AP , Thursday 24 Feb 2011
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, Friday, Feb. 11, (AP).
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to appear in court to hear if he'll be extradited to Sweden to face sex-crimes allegations.

Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange about accusations of sexual abuse from two women relating to a brief visit there last summer. He has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged.

Assange has been out on bail during the extradition fight.

His lawyers have questioned Sweden's judicial process and expressed concern their client risks being handed over to the U.S., which is investigating whether Assange's website should be held responsible for leaking classified information.

The judge in Thursday's hearing has conceded that an appeal to his ruling is inevitable.

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