Dec 5, 2011

A British court has given permission to Julian Assange, founder of the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges.

Assange will not face immediate deportation to Sweden, the Washington Post reports.

According to the report, Assange's lawyer Gareth Pierce said British judges have accepted Assange's argument that there is a question over whether police and prosecutors are a judicial authority and whether they have the power to issue extradition requests under European law.

Pierce said that Assange now has 14 days to submit a written request to the British Supreme Court.

Swedish authorities want to ... BNN
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