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Judge says Wikileaks'Assange can be extradited to Sweden

world Updated: Feb 24, 2011 21:33 IST

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appeal against a decision by a British judge that he can be extradited to Sweden to face rape allegations, his lawyer said soon after the judge handed out the ruling on Thursday.

"I must order that Mr Assange be extradited to Sweden," judge Howard Riddle said in a decision at Belmarsh Magistrates Court in southeast London, following an extradition hearing earlier this month.

Lawyers for the 39-year-old Australian, who was detained in Britain on a Swedish arrest warrant in December, said earlier that they would appeal if the decision went against their client.