Julian Assange Court Date: WikiLeaks Founder To Fight Sweden Extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due back in court tomorrow to fight extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes. The online activist has been staying at an English mansion after posting bail in December. A spokesman fo…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due back in court tomorrow to fight extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes. The online activist has been staying at an English mansion after posting bail in December.

A spokesman for the British courts said, “The hearing on Tuesday is to ensure that the real issues in the case are identified and that preparation of the case is progressing in a timely fashion,” according to Reuters. The hearing, which is mostly procedural, will probably decide the date of the extradition hearing, as well as what documents and witnesses will be used in the proceedings.

As a precondition to his bail, Assange has been wearing an electronic tag and must obey a curfew in what he has described as “hi-tech house arrest,” according to Reuters.

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