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Feb242011

Judge Rules Assange can be Extradited to Sweden

Photo Courtesy - LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A judge ruled Thursday that WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

Assange faces seperate charges of unlawful coercion and rape; Swedish prosecutors also claim Assange eluded justice last September by leaving the country.

Today's verdict gives the 39-year-old Australian a week to file an appeal.

Assange has been staying in a friend's country house outside of London after spending nine days in jail. He was arrested on Dec. 7 on a European warrant stemming from the sex charges.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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