Lawyers for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange say that they will appeal today’s High Court ruling that he should be sent to Sweden to answer claims of alleged sex crimes.
Swedish authorities want to speak to Assange over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women. Assange has been fighting the Swedish request, claiming that the allegations are entirely without merit and that a move to Sweden would make it more likely that he could then be sent on to the United States, where an investigation into Wikileaks is ongoing.
It’s believed that Assange’s lawyers are planning an appeal to the Supreme Court. That appeal has to be lodged within 14 days. Such an appeal would likely be Assange’s last chance to overturn the decision.