UK Supreme Court rejects Assange's application to reopen extradition case
London, June 15 (ANI): Britain's Supreme Court has reportedly rejected an application by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over sex crime allegations.
In a short statement, issued only two days after Dinah Rose QC submitted a written plea for the case to be reheard, the court declared that her application 'is without merit and it is dismissed'.
It is understood that Assange's legal team now has 14 days to apply to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to hear his case, The Telegraph reports.
The court has the power to issue a direction to the UK Government that he should not be surrendered to Sweden if it decides to consider his claim.
On May 30, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-2 majority that Assange's extradition was lawful and should go ahead.
The Swedish authorities want Assange to answer accusations of raping one woman and sexually molesting and coercing another in Stockholm in August 2010.
Assange, 40, who has denied the charges, insists the sex was consensual and earlier claimed the charges are politically motivated. (ANI)
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